RE: [Videolib] Nothing about videos in ALA's State of Libraries report?
23 Apr 2007 20:54:29 -0000

Thanks, Amanda. By video I mean VHS or DVD or any other movie/film format.
We are slowly replacing VHS with DVD too, but DVD popularity appears to be
growing beyond what VHS had been. The phrase "non-print media" wouldn't adequately
reflect this, either.

My question is, if ALA reports "billions served"
and increasing circulation, should videos be mentioned, regardless of format?


--- Amanda Ros" <> wrote:

. . .

> ALA's decision
to exclude VHS appears to me to be a response to the fact

> the VHS is a
dying media.

. . .
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