anyone collecting in PAL or region-free formats?

Gary Handman (
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:37:40 -0700

We collection in PAL (vhs and DVD) and all DVD regions if it meets
our collecting purposes. We currently have somewhere around 100 to
150 DVDs other than region 1 and probably 200-300 PAL VHS tapes.

We have about 15 code-free DVD players in the Media Center and about
15 multi-standard tape players. The catch here is classrooms. There
are around 260 general assignment classrooms on campus, and I'd bet
that fewer than 50 of em have DVD players OF ANY KIND in them...none
have code-free, as far as I know. If I were Czar of Classrooms
things would be different...but I ain't.


Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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