[Videolib] For College/University Media Librarians: Purchasing DVD-R

Threatt, Monique L (mthreatt@indiana.edu)
Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:01:49 -0500

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Thanks, Chip for your earlier post.
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This is a question for college/university media
librarians/paraprofessionals/specialists who have made the decision to
purchase primarily DVDs.
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Are you still purchasing DVD-Rs even though they may or may not play in
the classroom? There are only a few companies who list DVD-R in their
catalog.
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Someone mentioned earlier to put a warning label on the outside cover
that says something like this disc may not play on all playback
machines. What are you doing to alert customers if a DVD-R doesn't play
in a classroom? If given a choice, would you continue to purchase
DVD-Rs knowing the risks involved? Do the pros to purchasing DVD-Rs
outweigh the cons?
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Best,
M

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Librarian for Media, and Communication & Culture=20
Herman B Wells Library, W121=20
Indiana University=20
Bloomington, IN 47405=20
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Re: [Videolib] re: DVD-R - not a stable format - Much = more stable, if shortcuts not taken

Thanks, Chip for your earlier = post.
 
This is a question for college/university = media=20 librarians/paraprofessionals/specialists who have made the decision to = purchase=20 primarily DVDs.
 
Are you still purchasing DVD-Rs even though = they may or may=20 not play in the classroom?  There are only a few companies who=20 list DVD-R in their catalog.
 
Someone mentioned earlier to put a warning = label on=20 the outside cover that says something like this disc may not play on all = playback machines.  What are you doing to alert customers if a = DVD-R=20 doesn't play in a classroom?  If given a choice, would you continue = to=20 purchase DVD-Rs knowing the risks involved?  Do the pros to = purchasing=20 DVD-Rs outweigh the cons?
 
Best,
M

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Monique Threatt =
Librarian for Media, and = Communication &=20 Culture
Herman B=20 Wells Library, W121
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN  47405
T:   (812) 855-9857 =
F:  (812) = 855-1649=20
E: =20 mthreatt@indiana.edu

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