[Videolib] PC-only DVDs

Stephen Davies (SDavies@mtroyal.ca)
Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:57:32 -0700

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We were looking to replace our VHS copies of the Mosby Nursing=20
Skills series, from Elsevier, but the 24 titles are now only available on=20
3 DVDs, and the DVDs will only operate on a PC.
On the one hand, this arrangement limits how many patrons can=20
acess any episode at one time, and on the other hand, it restricts our=20
playback options in the classroom.
Does anyone know the reasoning behind this? We've phoned Elsevier =

and been told there aren't other options.

Stephen Davies
Mount Royal College, Calgary
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were looking to replace our VHS copies of the Mosby Nursing Skills series,
from Elsevier, but the 24 titles are now only available on 3 DVDs, and
the DVDs will only operate on a PC.</font><br><font size=3D2 face=3D"sans-s=
erif">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; On
the one hand, this arrangement limits how many patrons can acess any episode
at one time, and on the other hand, it restricts our playback options in
the classroom.</font><br><font size=3D2 face=3D"sans-serif">&nbsp; &nbsp; &=
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anyone know the reasoning behind this? &nbsp;We've phoned Elsevier and
been told there aren't other options.</font><br><div align=3Dcenter><br><fo=
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e=3D"sans-serif">Mount Royal College, Calgary</font></div>-----------------=
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