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

From: Rosen, Rhonda J. <rrosen@lmu.edu>
Date: Wed Nov 18 2009 - 12:20:01 PST

We recently opened our new library and we have displays and smart boxes with a blu-ray/vhs combo; they purposely wanted this so that students could plug in their laptops and view also.

Rhonda

 

From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Tom.Ipri@unlv.edu
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:34 AM
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Subject: Re: [Videolib] Monitors vs. TVs in viewing areas

 

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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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 <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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