[Videolib] Television series in public libraries

Carol Dunn (dunn@findlaylibrary.org)
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 09:23:51 -0400

My biggest problem with TV Series on DVD is this: When we buy Season 1,
the patron immediately asks for Season 2. This could eat up my entire
year's budget, we just don't have the funds to meet the demand. We are
premium cable, some PBS and BBC shows and Classic TV.
(yes, we have the Duke Boys~!!).
Carol Dunn
AV Manager, NT Administrator and Webmaster
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway
Findlay, Ohio 45840

-----Original Message-----
From: Candace Rossin [mailto:crossin@ahml.info]
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 2:41 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.


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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