[Videolib] closed captioning on videos

Herbert, Rue (rherbert@lib.usf.edu)
Wed, 26 May 2004 09:53:03 -0400

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a statement in their video collection development policy that addresses in any way the purchse of videos with closed captioning. While we always try to purchase the cc version (if there is a choice), in some cases titles from smaller, independent distributors don't always provide captioning. I've occasionally been surprised at receiving a non-captioned video from large, well known distributors. I've been asked to include something in my updated policy, and want to be as pro-active as possible while remaining balanced regarding the various campus needs and requirements.

Also, has anyone had experience with the OCmaker from ClosedCaption Maker? This product provides a method for producing open captions for VHS tapes, and indicates being particularly appropriate for existing Library VHS collections.

Thank you in advance for any input you might have.


Rue M. Herbert
Media Resources
Tampa Library
University of South Florida

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