Re: [Videolib] Monitors vs. TVs in viewing areas

From: <Tom.Ipri@unlv.edu>
Date: Wed Nov 18 2009 - 09:33:34 PST

I agree with Mike and would go with the displays. If you put computers in,
people will want to use them for things other than viewing.

Are you sure you need to replace them? C'mon, how old can they be?

Tom

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From:
"Schmitt, Mike" <schmittm@uwgb.edu>
To:
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Date:
11/18/2009 07:03 AM
Subject:
Re: [Videolib] Monitors vs. TVs in viewing areas
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I would only replace the stations with LCD/Plasma displays. I strongly
recommend supporting VHS and DVD. The computer option is cumbersome and
the traditional set up is all I use.
 
Mike Schmitt
Media Services
UW-Green Bay
 
From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu [
mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Slade, Samantha
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:42 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Monitors vs. TVs in viewing areas
 
Hello everyone –
 
We are looking to replace our old TVs in our viewing area. Most have a
DVD player and/or VCR attached to them. We also have a few workstations
with computers attached to them.
 
I was wondering what the collective recommendation might be – Would it be
preferable to replace the TVs with LCD TVs or should I consider migrating
our whole set up to computers and monitors? If it is the latter, is
anyone running VCRs into computers, and how is that working out for them?
I really want to keep supporting VHS in our viewing area.
 
Thanks so much –
Samantha
 
 
Samantha E. Slade
Media / Digital Services Librarian
La Salle University
Connelly Library
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
 
215-951-1965 / slade@lasalle.edu
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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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