Re: [Videolib] formats: DVD vs VHS vs ??

LeeAnne Krause (
Wed, 20 Apr 2005 13:29:41 -0400

our VHS collection is still heavily used, so I am still collecting in
that format, when the film is not available in DVD. Yes, we've found
fragility of DVDs to be a problem too. And even more than that, it's a
lot of work to be constantly cleaning them of fingerprints.


LeeAnne L. Krause, Manager
Educational Films Collection
University of South Carolina

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Does it make sense to buy VHS tapes if the content is offered in
format? I've worked myself into a possibly pointless quandary over
given that many people don't even use VCRs any more. But we're finding

circulating DVDs to be so fragile, whereas most of our older VHS tapes
lasted many years, Does anyone have a policy of continuing to collect
in VHS?

Deborah Benrubi
Technical Services Librarian
University of San Francisco
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San Francisco, CA 94117

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