[Videolib] Television series in public libraries

Cecilia Cygnar (ccygnar@nileslibrary.org)
Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:23:52 -0500

Because of exactly what you mentioned in that almost every TV show ever
made is coming out on DVD, we also ONLY buy premium cable and BBC. We
get requests for other shows and if we can't ILL them, we just tell the
patrons it is not something we can get for them. Our budget is better
this year than past years, but buying every season of every show would
bankrupt the entire library!

Thanks,
Cecilia Cygnar
Niles Public Library District

-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Candace
Rossin
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 1:41 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Television series in public libraries

For those public libraries that collect television series:
How are you handling the surge of TV series being released on DVD?

In the past we purchased many TV series for our collection. This wasn't
a problem when there weren't so many available. Now, it seems that
every show ever made is coming out on DVD. We get far too many patron
requests to fill, so I've started only buying premium cable, a few basic
cable, and some PBS and BBC shows.

I'd be interested in hearing how other libraries handle the TV show
issue.

Thanks.

Candy Rossin
Collection Specialist
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
phone: 847-870-4310
fax: 847-392-0136
e-mail: crossin@ahml.info

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