Re: [Videolib] Reality check: U.S. libraries who collect
Tue, 2 Mar 2004 16:09:01 -0500

Thanks, Gary. I figured that on this issue you were already
more "advanced" than I am. ;0

One folowup question: What are you doing (if anything) in
terms of special labeling for non-Region-1 DVDs? And is there
much need for user support regarding those who borrow these
DVDs? (Okay: that's two questions!)


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 12:22:12 -0800
>From: Gary Handman <>
>Subject: Re: [Videolib] Reality check: U.S. libraries who
collect non-Region-1 DVDs...
>Hi Jeff (et al.)
>Here in Berkeley, we are--how you say?--all-inclusive (to a
>sometimes): we pretty much collect anything that looks good
and that has
>expressed or potential use in teaching and research. God
>and and all the other other little Euro-grubbing
amazons out
>there. We've bought a handful of region-free players for
MRC...and that
>works fine as far as it goes. The rub, of course, is when
this stuff goes
>out (or tries to go out) for classroom use. Since I am
(thank the gods of
>media) not responsible for classroom equipment, there's
really nothing I
>can do except fume and plead. So far, I don't think there
are any
>code-free machines in classrooms.
>At 11:45 AM 3/2/2004, you wrote:
>>Currently my dept. has not committed to collecting DVDs that
>>are non-US (Region 1) or not region coded (so-called "Region
>>0"). But I'm considering the pros and cons of doing so.
>>Who among you in the U.S. actively collects these DVDs as
>>part of your collection? And have you made adjustments in
>>your service policy and procedures for handling them?
>>Any details would be welcome. And I'm sure many on the list
>>would be interested, so I won't ask you to reply directly to
>>me unless you'd prefer that.
>>Jeff Clark
>>Media Resources MSC 1701
>>James Madison University
>>Harrisonburg VA 22807
>> (email)
>>540-568-6770 (phone)
>>540-568-7037 (fax)
>>Videolib mailing list
>Gary Handman
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
>"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
> --Ted Berrigan
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Jeff Clark
Media Resources MSC 1701
James Madison University
Harrisonburg VA 22807 (email)
540-568-6770 (phone)
540-568-7037 (fax)
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