Re: [Videolib] VHS to DVD conversion policies

From: Nancy E. Friedland <nef4@columbia.edu>
Date: Thu Jun 11 2009 - 09:56:45 PDT

Related question -- if you are converting for archival purposes -- how do
you handle the cataloging and access? Do you add the DVD access copy to your
catalog record as additional item?

Nancy

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Merle J. Slyhoff
<mslyhoff@law.upenn.edu>wrote:

> Isn’t the statement “if no copy is available *in a format which your
> library supports*” the same as an earlier discussion centering on a
> library’s policy not to collect any format except DVD? Wasn’t that
> illegal?
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> *From:* videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:
> videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] *On Behalf Of *Shoaf,Judith P
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 11, 2009 11:41 AM
> *To:* videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> *Subject:* Re: [Videolib] VHS to DVD conversion policies
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> The policy is: it is illegal so we will never do it.
>
> The exception would be a public-domain film.
>
> The other exception would involve the following situation: if no copy is
> available in a format which your library supports, the library may transfer
> a legal copy to a format it does support, but only for use in the library. I
> think the library in question has to be open to the public, too.
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>
>
> You might want to check the archives for last week, which have a lively
> discussion of this very situation.
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>
> Judy Shoaf
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> *From:* videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:
> videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] *On Behalf Of *Slade, Samantha
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 11, 2009 11:23 AM
> *To:* videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> *Subject:* [Videolib] VHS to DVD conversion policies
>
>
>
> Hello everyone –
>
>
>
> I searched the archives of this list, but I didn’t find exactly what I was
> looking for. I was hoping that you could share insight about VHD-to-DVD
> conversion policies for your university libraries’ collections. We are
> looking to craft one here, and would love to know how other institutions
> have handled this, particularly with titles that are not available for
> purchase on DVD. Also, after you created such a policy, did you have
> university legal counsel review it?
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>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Samantha
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> Samantha E. Slade
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> Media / Digital Services Librarian
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> La Salle University
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> Connelly Library
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> 1900 W. Olney Avenue
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> Philadelphia, PA 19141
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> 215-951-1965 / slade@lasalle.edu
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-- 
Nancy E. Friedland
Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies & Performing Arts
Columbia University
206 Butler Library
535 West 114th Street
New York, New York 10027
Phone: 212.854.7402

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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