Re: [Videolib] Redbox Trial

From: Danielle Phillips <danilphillips@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Jul 31 2009 - 12:11:20 PDT

Does Redbox charge a library for installation?

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 7:24 AM, Barbara Silberstein <
BSilberstein@princetonlibrary.org> wrote:

> Good morning all,
>
> Princeton Public Library is a Red box pilot site for a trial period of
> six-months. The $1-a-night DVD dispensing machine contains, for the most
> part, new releases, and is intended to complement the DVD collection we
> already have. This gives our library customers 24 hour access to the newest
> DVDs. By not having to buy multiple copies of in-demand new movies, the
> library saves money that can be used to purchase more foreign language
> films, "indie" productions, and TV series. The fact that new titles in the
> library have been subject to theft was another consideration.
>
> In exchange for providing a location and power, the library is receiving
> three cents on every dollar spent on a Red Box DVD. According to library
> director Leslie Burger "The decision to go with the Red Box pilot was not
> driven by the promise of revenue, although any additional revenue these days
> is a good thing!" "Offering multiple copies of popular DVDs in an outdoor
> location, at a low cost, means that our customers will have a convenient
> source of entertainment 24/7."
>
> Barbara Silberstein
> Media Librarian
> 65 Witherspoon Street
> Princeton, NJ 08542
> 609-924-9529 x227
>
> 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

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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