In the past week I have received two requests from patrons that I
purchase older tv shows that are being released on DVD. The requests
have been for "Bonanza" and "Due South." Both patrons want me to
purchase all episodes as they get released. DVD's take up less space
than VHS but my budget has not increased to cover purchasing in two
formats. I have also had requests that I purchase all the recordings
available of the current BBC comedies being shown on our local public tv
station, "Are You Being Served" and "Days of Wine and Roses."
What is your library policy about purchasing tv shows? What do you
think a public library should carry? Should this be a case by case
decision -yes to "Bonanza" as classic tv but no to "Due South" as
non-award winner tv show?
Duluth Public Library
Duluth MN 55802
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