[Videolib] VHS vs. DVD in public libraries

Mike Boedicker (mboedicker@hotmail.com)
Tue, 02 Sep 2003 14:39:18 -0500

To help with collection development, I'd like to hear from public librarians
about your DVD & VHS collections. Specifically:

1. What percentage of FICTION titles are you now purchasing on DVD vs. VHS
(i.e. purchasing 60% DVD, 40% VHS).
2. What percentage of NONFICTION titles are you now purchasing on DVD vs.
VHS?
3. A quick note about your library size, video budget, and community makeup
would be helpful too.

Please reply to me off list and I'll summarize the results for Videolib.
Thanks folks!

Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123 / Fax: (217) 477-5230
Library homepage: http://www.danville.lib.il.us
Personal homepage: http://homepage.cooketech.net/~michaelj/

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