Re: [Videolib] what to do about extra digital discs?

From: Meghann Matwichuk <mtwchk@UDel.Edu>
Date: Wed Jul 29 2009 - 09:58:13 PDT

We do all our processing in-house, so the discs come to us sealed and
packaged just as they would be for the home market. So yes, library
staff does remove the discs / add explanatory notes as needed.

Best,

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Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Associate Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/

Danielle Phillips wrote:
> Meghann, do you remove the discs yourselves or does the vendor do it
> for you? All of our stuff comes cataloged and processed, so we would
> have to give detailed instructions to the vendor.
>
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:38 AM, Meghann Matwichuk <mtwchk@udel.edu
> <mailto:mtwchk@udel.edu>> wrote:
>
> Hello Danielle,
>
> We have been removing these digital download discs and, if the
> original packaging is to be used, we will attach a label to the
> space where the disc once was stating that the digital download
> disc has been removed. We do this so as not to cause confusion
> when the patron opens the case upon checkout to find a disc
> missing (and remove the insert with the code information, of course).
>
> I noticed on one recent release (/Coraline/) that the disc with
> the download contained other materials. In this case, we simply
> removed the code. So far we haven't had any questions from our
> patrons about this -- if we did, I think it would be fairly easy
> to explain that the download is a one-time download and so can not
> be offered equitably to all patrons (hence the discs' removal).
>
> Best,
>
> *************************
> Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
> Associate Librarian
> Instructional Media Collection Department
> Morris Library, University of Delaware
> 181 S. College Ave.
> Newark, DE 19717
> (302) 831-1475
> http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/instructionalmedia/
>
> Danielle Phillips wrote:
>> I purchase a lot of DVD's and Blu-rays for a large library
>> district. Recently, many DVD"s and Blu-rays have been coming
>> with an 'extra digital disc.' These digital discs allow a person
>> to download the material onto their portable device or computer.
>> The problem is they're single use. Once someone uses the code to
>> download the material, it is no longer valid.
>>
>> We don't know what to do about these. Clearly, they're meant for
>> retail establishments, not for libraries. Our vendor has offered
>> to leave this extra disc out. My problem with this solution is
>> we'll still technically be getting charged for this 'extra'
>> material, whether or not we take it. Our vendor insists that the
>> studios aren't charging for adding this feature, but I've noticed
>> the price difference between a DVD with this and a DVD without
>> it, you can't tell me the studios are giving it away for free.
>> All too frequently this is the only edition we can buy. What
>> have you done about this?
>> Thanks.
>> --
>> Danielle Phillips
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
> 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.
>
>
>
>
> --
> Danielle Phillips
>
>
>
>
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> 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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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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