Re: [Videolib] Black like me

Gail Fedak (
Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:37:15 -0600

Sounds a lot like the executive decision made here 30+ years ago to weed a
16mm collection by discarding everything older than an arbitrarily selected
production/copyright date. We were still purchasing 16mm at that time, so
format change was not the deciding factor. Somehow the director managed to
salvage some of the titles that did not need to go, but we still lost titles
that would have seen many more circs.
Good luck with your efforts!

Gail B. Fedak, Manager
Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
phone 615-898-2740
fax 615-898-2530

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeanne Little" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Black like me

> My mouth dropped open on this one... Can you explain 'why' someone made
> the decision to get rid of your vhs collection? There may well be many
> you won't be able to replace on dvd.
> Thanks.

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