Re: [Videolib] FW: Variety.com - VHS obituary

Steven Harris (SteHar@library.lib.usu.edu)
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:30:48 -0700

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We're definitely NOT withdrawing VHS tapes. But on a kind of rolling
basis, we are replacing high-use tapes with DVD whenever possible. The
rest will lie moldering in our collection until some future librarian
says, "what's all this crap? Why don't we weed it?" We've given up the
"archival" function altogether--if we ever had that function regarding
media materials.

--Steven Harris

>>> <MichaelMay.5652831@bloglines.com> 11/21/2006 10:19 am >>>
Any predictions on demise of VCR?

Not anytime soon, I bet, which makes
me wonder about the wisdom of rushing to withdraw all VHS collections.

Mike in Dubuque

--- videolib@lists.berkeley.edu wrote:

> In case you
haven't seen it, check out the Variety obituary section:

>

>

> VHS, 30,
dies of loneliness

> The home-entertainment format lived a fruitful life

>

> Posted: Tue., Nov. 14, 2006, 8:00pm PT

> http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117953955.html

>

> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
control,
preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
libraries and
related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an
effective
working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of
communication between
libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
distributors.

>
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel
of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
producers and distributors.

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We're definitely NOT withdrawing VHS tapes.  But on a kind of rolling basis, we are replacing high-use tapes with DVD whenever possible.  The rest will lie moldering in our collection until some future librarian says, "what's all this crap?  Why don't we weed it?"  We've given up the "archival" function altogether--if we ever had that function regarding media materials.
 
--Steven Harris
 


>>> <MichaelMay.5652831@bloglines.com> 11/21/2006 10:19 am >>>
Any predictions on demise of VCR?



Not anytime soon, I bet, which makes
me wonder about the wisdom of rushing to withdraw all VHS collections.



Mike in Dubuque



--- videolib@lists.berkeley.edu wrote:



> In case you
haven't seen it, check out the Variety obituary section:

>

>

> VHS, 30,
dies of loneliness

> The home-entertainment format lived a fruitful life


>

> Posted: Tue., Nov. 14, 2006, 8:00pm PT

> http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117953955.html

>

> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control,
preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and
related institutions. It i! s hoped that the list will serve as an effective
working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between
libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.

>
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
--=__PartE5C1CEF8.0__=-- VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.