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

From: Danielle Phillips <danilphillips@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Oct 13 2009 - 21:15:28 PDT

Ok, I'm really confused. Why does B&T's site Title Source 3 state that the
'rental ready' versions are the ones with the additional footage? That's
not correct, right? Anyone else use Title Source? Is this an error on
their part or am I missing something?

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 9:06 PM, Danielle Phillips
<danilphillips@gmail.com>wrote:

> Ugh, I just started noticing this. I'm the media selector for a large
> public library district and we buy lots (I mean lots) of DVD's. We use
> Baker and Taylor and today I was just notified that I could not purchase the
> retail versions. The vendor e-mailed to notify me that I had to cancel it
> and re-order the 'rental ready' version (retail was $5 cheaper). I do not
> understand the difference and was just discussing this with my boss who is
> upset about this new development. According to B&T's site, the rental ready
> version is the one with the extra material. We don't even include digital
> discs (the vendor processes our media and has instructions to leave them
> out) so I really fail to see why we need to pay the extra $5 for material we
> don't even want. The vendor made it seem like we don't have a choice in the
> matter. Has anyone heard differently? Also, 'rental ready' is showing up
> in our PAC after the movie title!
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 8:17 PM, <m.loyer@mphpl.org> wrote:
>
>> We are planning to purchase the retail version because our patrons would
>> like the 'extras'. And as budgets get tighter we are able to purchase fewer
>> copies and the price will make a difference. Not at all happy about the
>> situation but we have to do the best we can with the funds we have
>> available.
>> Marsha
>>
>> Marsha Loyer
>> Media Services Coordinator
>> Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
>> 209 Lincoln Way East
>> Mishawaka, IN 46544
>> Phone: 574-259-7277
>> Fax: 574-254-5585
>> Email: m.loyer@mphpl.org
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: [Videolib] Paramount and 20th Century Fox releasing rental and
>> retail versions of DVDs
>> From: "Causey, Tom" <CauseyT@HillsboroughCounty.ORG>
>> Date: Tue, October 13, 2009 5:54 pm
>> To: "'videolib@lists.berkeley.edu'" <videolib@lists.berkeley.edu>
>>
>> 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.
>> Tampa, FL 33602
>> (813) 276-2754
>> (813) 273-3708 (fax)
>> causeyt@hillsboroughcounty.org
>>
>>
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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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Danielle Phillips

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