[Videolib] labeling of PAL format media

Hansen, Elizabeth H. (ehhan@conncoll.edu)
Fri, 8 Oct 2004 11:10:43 -0400

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Hi Stephanie,
As Patricia noted in her response not everyone is aware that there
are different formats for Videocassettes & DVDs. Most people rarely
have any need to know this bit of information. We note this in the
cataloging record (538 VHS (PAL) and also indicate PAL format on the
container along with "Requires a Universal [DVD or Video] Player for
Hope this helps!
Beth =20
Beth Hansen, Director, Research Support & Instruction
Shain Library, Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196
(860) 439-2681 ; fax (860) 439-2871
e-mail ehhan@conncoll.edu
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From: Stephanie Davis-Kahl [mailto:sdaviska@iwu.edu]=20
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 5:29 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] labeling of PAL format media
Hello all,
My library recently purchased equipment to view PAL formatted media, and
the orders for movies in PAL format are coming in pretty quickly (which
is great, faculty are very excited). Our videos and DVDs are integrated
into our stacks, shelved by LC call number with related books and
journals. What kind of labeling have people used to alert users that
the item they're holding is in PAL format and won't work in their
personal VCR/DVD player (for example)?
(first time poster!)
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Stephanie Davis-Kahl
Public Services Librarian
Thorpe Music & Media Center
The Ames Library
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702
309-556-3010 (v)
309-556-3261 (f)
rosie sdk (IM)
http://www.iwu.edu/~sdaviska <http://www.iwu.edu/~sdaviska>=20

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