Re: [Videolib] Paramount and 20th Century Fox releasing rental and retail versions of DVDs

From: S Urwiler <>
Date: Tue Oct 13 2009 - 17:00:00 PDT

We've also been curious to see how other libraries will handle this situation.  Has anyone considered buying one or two of the retail versions and not allowing holds, and then purchasing the remaining copies as rental editions?  Sheila Urwiler Head of Multimedia Services Deerfield Public Library 920 Waukegan Road Deerfield, IL  60015   ________________________________ From: "Causey, Tom" <CauseyT@HillsboroughCounty.ORG> To: "" <> Sent: Tue, October 13, 2009 4:54:30 PM Subject: [Videolib] Paramount and 20th Century Fox releasing rental and retail versions of DVDs Paramount and 20th Century Fox are starting to release new DVDs in two versions, rental and retail.  The rental version will release on street date with no extras and special features. The retail version release with the special features will be delayed it looks like anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks after the street date.  In the case of Paramount, the price for the rental version seems to be about $10 more per dvd. We don't like either choice.  We either have to buy a version with no extras and possibly higher cost, or make our customers wait a significantly longer period of time. We are wondering what other libraries, particularly public libraries, are going to do. Until we get direction from management level, we are going to buy retail and see what happens.   Tom Causey Senior Librarian Tampa Hillsborough County Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr. (813) 276-2754 (813) 273-3708 (fax)   Tampa, FL  33602 __________________ THINK AT THE SINK! During this ongoing drought, every drop of water counts. Learn how you can cut water use at

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