[Videolib] Television series in public libraries

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Thu, 26 Aug 2004 16:10:48 -0500

Right now, we're sticking with the PBS/BBC type shows, and the traditional
miniseries. Also, most of the video stores do this really well. Although I
know that there are lots of libraries that get these shows. And, how do you
choose? As the Great Randy of Video Librarian has on the magazine's website
- there are 250 plus titles released every week. Yikes. Only so much money
and so much space. Hope this helps.

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
E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us

-----Original Message-----
From: Candace Rossin [mailto:crossin@ahml.info]
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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