[Videolib] DVD percent of checkouts at Academic libraries

John Streepy (John.Streepy@cwu.edu)
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 09:34:59 -0800

Hi all,

just a question. Here at CWU we have a VHS collection of about 5000
titles, and a DVD collection of about 360 titles. So far this school
year our dvds have accounted for 35 to 40% of all checkouts. (up from an
average of 25% last year) Do others with small dvd collections
(compared to their VHS collections) have this sort of of percentage
breakdown? What is the checkout percentage (roughly) between DVD and
VHS at your school?. I am just trying to see if what we are going
through here is similar to other academic libraries, as it is a good
thing to gauge against others. Just send to me, if others want to know
I'll post to the list. Thanks.


John H. Streepy
Media Assistant III
Library-Media Circulation
James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

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