[Videolib] Long live DVD... for five more years

Andrews, Sarah E (sarah-andrews@uiowa.edu)
Fri, 7 Nov 2008 16:54:03 -0600

I have to say that I agree with Pieter on this one. Replacing VHS with DVDs has not been financially possible for libraries with large collections of documentary/educational films unless the distributor offers very attractive pricing....assuming a DVD is even available to purchase.

Larger libraries may find a bundle of streaming titles a more attractive option than yet another physical format. (And come on, only film geeks care about visual quality right???)

Of course libraries of all sorts will have to purchase Blu Ray DVD as well as players, but at least at my library--online is best, and will be used the most--even if the quality is degraded.

Sarah Andrews

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