RE: [Videolib] Wherefore video? I'm worried

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Tue, 4 May 2004 11:41:24 -0500

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Ditto. I bought a bunch of DVD-VCR combo units this year instead of
just DVD players as way of getting new VCRs as well.

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From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Gary Handman
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 10:36 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Wherefore video? I'm worried

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It ain't that phasing out of feature VHS worries me (although I think
it's gonna be a good long while before all the titles currently or
previously on tape make it onto disc...) My worry has to do with the
home video market forcing the consuming electronics market into bailing
completely on VHS players. The sudden death of VHS technology is
potentially catastrophic for those of us with huge tape
collections--particularly tape collections that comprise lots and lots
of indie documentaries, primary source materials, odd and out of the way
stuff that is likely never to make it onto disc. I for one plan on
stockpiling VHS players for the coming ice age...

At 05:53 AM 5/4/2004, you wrote:

We are beginning to phase out the purchase of feature films on VHS and
are
planning to be pretty much out of the VHS business by the end of this
calendar year. Over the last few months, I've been slowly backing off
on
the quantities of feature VHS titles ordered, with next to zero
complaint
from the public. This was initially based primarily on space
considerations. Previously, we were ordering the VHS titles when they
came
down to sell-thru price, but I have been finding they are going out of
print
nearly as soon as they come down. I should add, though, that we receive
a
large quantity of 'good' donations, particularly VHS, so this makes the
decision to not purchase them a little easier.

My guess: Feature VHS will all but be gone by the end of '05.

Blane Halliday
AV Acquisitions Librarian
Collier County Public Library
2385 Orange Blossom Drive
Naples, Florida 34109
239-593-3511, ext. 45
bhalliday@collier-lib.org

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From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Tatar, Becky
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 4:46 PM
To: 'videolib@library.berkeley.edu'
Subject: [Videolib] Wherefore video?

Just out of curiosity, is this about the last year for feature films on
vhs?
In doing my search among several large vendors (AEC, BT, Ingram), I kept
coming up empty for vhs titles of movies that were released in the last
2
years, had been on award lists, etc. I couldn't believe how many of
these
titles I could not find? Are vhs feature films truly dead? I did do
better
with the nonfiction vhs I want to order this year, but I wonder about
that,
also. Has anyone stopped ordering vhs features and gone solely to dvd?
And
people keep asking me what's the next format around the corner, besides
variations on the DVD format.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
www.aurora.lib.il.us <http://www.aurora.lib.il.us/>=20
E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us

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Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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as well.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
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<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, May 04, =
2004 10:36
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>It ain't that phasing out of feature VHS worries me (although I =
think
it's gonna be a good long while before all the titles currently or =
previously
on tape make it onto disc...)&nbsp; My worry has to do with the home =
video
market forcing the consuming electronics market into bailing completely =
on VHS
players.&nbsp; The sudden death of VHS technology is potentially =
<u>catastrophic
</u>for those of us with huge tape collections--particularly tape =
collections
that comprise lots and lots of indie documentaries, primary source =
materials,
odd and out of the way stuff that is likely <u>never </u>to make it onto
disc.&nbsp; I for one plan on stockpiling VHS players for the coming ice =
age...<br>
<br>
At 05:53 AM 5/4/2004, you wrote:<br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>We are beginning to phase out the purchase of feature films on =
VHS and
are<br>
planning to be pretty much out of the VHS business by the end of =
this<br>
calendar year.&nbsp; Over the last few months, I've been slowly backing =
off on<br>
the quantities of feature VHS titles ordered, with next to zero =
complaint<br>
from the public.&nbsp; This was initially based primarily on space<br>
considerations.&nbsp; Previously, we were ordering the VHS titles when =
they
came<br>
down to sell-thru price, but I have been finding they are going out of =
print<br>
nearly as soon as they come down.&nbsp; I should add, though, that we =
receive a<br>
large quantity of 'good' donations, particularly VHS, so this makes =
the<br>
decision to not purchase them a little easier.<br>
<br>
My guess:&nbsp; Feature VHS will all but be gone by the end of '05.<br>
<br>
Blane Halliday<br>
AV Acquisitions Librarian<br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName =
w:st=3D"on">Collier</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
w:st=3D"on">County</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> Public Library<br>
<st1:Street w:st=3D"on"><st1:address w:st=3D"on">2385 Orange Blossom =
Drive</st1:address></st1:Street><br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City w:st=3D"on">Naples</st1:City>, =
<st1:State w:st=3D"on">Florida</st1:State>
<st1:PostalCode w:st=3D"on">34109</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><br>
239-593-3511, ext. 45<br>
bhalliday@collier-lib.org<br>
<br>
<br>
-----Original Message-----<br>
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu<br>
[<a href=3D"mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu" =
eudora=3Dautourl>mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu</a>]On
Behalf Of Tatar, Becky<br>
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 4:46 PM<br>
To: '<st1:PersonName =
w:st=3D"on">videolib@library.berkeley.edu</st1:PersonName>'<br>
Subject: [Videolib] Wherefore video?<br>
<br>
<br>
Just out of curiosity, is this about the last year for feature films on =
vhs?<br>
In doing my search among several large vendors (AEC, BT, Ingram), I =
kept<br>
coming up empty for vhs titles of movies that were released in the last =
2<br>
years, had been on award lists, etc.&nbsp; I couldn't believe how many =
of these<br>
titles I could not find?&nbsp; Are vhs feature films truly dead?&nbsp; I =
did do
better<br>
with the nonfiction vhs I want to order this year, but I wonder about =
that,<br>
also.&nbsp; Has anyone stopped ordering vhs features and gone solely to
dvd?&nbsp; And<br>
people keep asking me what's the next format around the corner, =
besides<br>
variations on the DVD format.<br>
<br>
Becky Tatar<br>
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual<br>
Aurora Public Library<br>
<st1:Street w:st=3D"on"><st1:address w:st=3D"on">1 E. Benton =
Street</st1:address></st1:Street><br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City w:st=3D"on">Aurora</st1:City>, =
<st1:State w:st=3D"on">IL</st1:State>&nbsp;&nbsp;
<st1:PostalCode w:st=3D"on">60505</st1:PostalCode></st1:place><br>
PHONE: 630-264-4100<br>
FAX: 630-896-3209<br>
<a href=3D"http://www.aurora.lib.il.us/" =
eudora=3Dautourl>www.aurora.lib.il.us</a><br>
E-mail:&nbsp; bltata@aurora.lib.il.us<br>
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<p></x-sigsep><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><x-sigsep>Gary
Handman<br>
Director<br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName w:st=3D"on">Media</st1:PlaceName> =
<st1:PlaceName
w:st=3D"on">Resources</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><br>
Moffitt Library<br>
UC Berkeley<br>
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu<br>
<a href=3D"http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC" =
eudora=3Dautourl>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC<br>
<br>
</a>****<br>
<br>
&quot;Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us.&quot;<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&=
nbsp;&nbsp;
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