[Videolib] Anyone collecting in PAL or region-free formats?

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:38:35 -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
>
>Gary Handman
>Director
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
>*****
>
>"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
> all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation
> of spectacles."
> --Guy Debord

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

*****

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of
spectacles."
--Guy Debord

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