Re: [Videolib] Wherefore video?

Jessica Rosner (
Mon, 03 May 2004 18:45:15 -0400

I remain a little cynical on both streaming and the "end of video"
Studios are VERY protective and frankly have no reason to allow anyone else
to "stream" .It might well happen but not through Netflix more likely if and
when it does it will be via local cable companies many of which are part
of the same studios.
As for the "death" of video. It is true that fewer and fewer titles will in
fact come out on video. We take it on a case by case basis so I believe
two out of four of our upcoming psychology related titles will come out on
VHS. The BIGGEST danger here is really back order titles.Sadly as mentioned
before there will be TENS OF THOUSANDS of titles that came out on VHS
that won't be on DVD soon if at all and you will have trouble replacing
copies so hang on to them. I think big box office titles and children's
films will stay on video for the foreseeable future but other types of
films not so much.

So per my usual advice, hang on to all your videos unless you KNOW
you can get DVD, after that decide for yourselves what your patrons

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Ryan Whitehead" <> > Reply-To:, > Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 16:51:56 -0500 > To: <> > Subject: RE: [Videolib] Wherefore video? > > I can't speak for the death of VHS but I suspect the next format around the > corner is a non-format: video-on-demand seems poised for entry into the > mainstream. Netflix has recently made some overtures towards streaming > "rentals." They plan to begin streaming video content in 05. There are many > articles out there on the topic, the following is merely the first turned up > by Google: > > > > I'd be curious to hear if any libraries have given thought to how > video-on-demand impacts their collections and their mandate. > > Sincerely, > > Ryan Whitehead > Account Executive, Schools and Libraries > > Facets Multi-Media, Inc. > 1517 West Fullerton > Chicago, IL 60614 > > Phone: (773) 281-9075 > Fax: (773) 929-5437 > E-Mail: > Website: > > -----Original Message----- > From: > []On Behalf Of Tatar, Becky > Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 3:46 PM > To: '' > 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 > > E-mail: > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > >

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