So my first approach would be to evaluate the titles to see if they are
worth retaining, and/or to determine if there is more up-to-date content
IF you determine that the content is worth keeping, but the format is
obsolete, or the copy is damaged/in poor condition, then I would look for a
new copy. IF a new copy is not available, after a reasonable search and for
a reasonable price, you do not need to seek permission to make a transfer.
U.S. Copyright law specifically assigns the right to libraries to make such
copies. See: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#108
(BTW... I used to keep in the collection "Ohio Leads" - a 16mm on Ohio using
computers for traffic management - solely for training student assistants
how to thread a 16mm projector.)
-- deg farrelly, Associate Librarian Arizona State University at the West Campus PO Box 37100 Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100 Phone: 602.543.8522 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Jeanne Little <email@example.com>
> Subject: [Videolib] 8mm/16mm/35mm films and beta/umatic videos collections >
> Have you re-mastered any of the older films? If so, what process did you > use? (i.e., internal/on-campus, outside assistance, etc.) How did you > obtain permission to re-master this material?
> Our academic library now houses all of these types of materials that > used to be handled and checked out to faculty by our Technology Center. > As the projectors previously used to view the films are no longer > readily accessible to our patrons, we are starting to look at this > collection of various mediums as a whole, to determine if we should > consider special storage, handling, and preservation of this material. > We would like to know what kind of costs you have incurred with managing > this type of a collection and if you have any procedures in place you > would like to share with us.
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