Re: [Videolib] Blu-ray versus Standard DVD

From: John Streepy <John.Streepy@cwu.EDU>
Date: Mon Dec 14 2009 - 09:22:04 PST

Dennis, I do not know if you are keeping a talley, but my library is also not pursuing Blu-Ray at this time. Our reasons echo those of others: $, space, need, etc. We have a player, but that is more to provide a place for patrons if they get a blu-ray on ILL by accident (we have a laser disc player for the same reason).
regards,
jhs

John H. Streepy
Media Services Supervisor
Library-Media Circulation
James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

(509) 963-2861
http://www.lib.cwu.edu/media

"Hand to hand combat just goes with the territory.
All part of being a librarian" -- James Turner "Rex Libris"

Transitus profusum est nocens!

>>> Dennis Doros <milefilms@gmail.com> 12/13/2009 12:56 PM >>>
Dear Scott and all,

There are many possibilities and we are behind the curve on what libraries and colleges want, hence the questions. For many of our films, it is economically prohibitive to produce both Blu-Ray and Standard Def DVDs and yet more and more of our individual customers are demanding Blu-Ray. Perhaps, we can make it a Blu-Ray with a downloadable standard-def version for one-time use for individuals or with streaming rights for institutions with a limited streaming license period.

Right now, a lot of distributors are not even worried about making good money. It's just a matter of survival until the next revenue stream comes along. (It took the music companies ten years of declining revenue before Itunes.) And as each indie distributor has a completely different financial model (ours is based on television and individual DVD sales, while others here depend on educational sales), there really is no one answer or educational model for everybody. That's why I really appreciate everybody's replies, questions and comments.

Best,

Dennis

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Scott Spicer
<spic0016@umn.edu>

wrote:

Hi Dennis,

I echo Christine's sentiment. While we do have a recently-constructed
Blu-Ray capable media viewing room in our facility, we do not
currently have any in our collections and it is unclear from
discussions with our Office of Classroom Management if physical media
players (except perhaps DVD playing laptops) are the future of
classroom video viewing (to my knowledge few have Blu-Ray capability
now). I have just been fighting the good fight on keeping VCR/DVD
players and indications suggest they are safe for now.

Say more about the "one free Standard Def. -download". We've seen
these in feature films of course, but I haven't much from Indies. How
do you envision this one-time download capability working in an
academic environment, and what, if any, would your licensing terms
submit for library patron support for accessing this content?

Scott Spicer
Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian
Coordinated Educational Services
University of Minnesota Libraries
233 Walter Library 612.626.0629

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> Dear folks,
>
> I'd really love to know...
>
> How many of you actively purchase Blu-ray discs?
>
> How many of you won't buy blu-ray discs now or in the next year?
>
> How many of you prefer to buy a Blu-ray film rather than a similar
> film on
> DVD?
>
> If there was a Blu-ray disc with one free SD-download, would that be
> helpful
> in making your decisions?
>
> Just thinking of our next steps...
>
> --
> Best,
> Dennis Doros
> Milestone Film & Video/Milliarium Zero
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> If I were in a public library, I would certainly consider it for
> popular films but we probably won't go there. We are moving into
> more streaming video for educational use--Alexander Street, FMG,
> primarily. We'll stick with regular DVDs as long as they can play on
> higher ed machines.
>
> Christine Crowley Godin, M.A.
> Dean of Learning Resources
> Adjunct Instructor, Theatre
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> From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu on behalf of Dennis Doros
> Sent: Sat 12/12/2009 11:47 AM
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>
>
> Dear folks,
>
> I'd really love to know...
>
> How many of you actively purchase Blu-ray discs?
>
>
> How many of you won't buy blu-ray discs now or in the next year?
>
> How many of you prefer to buy a Blu-ray film rather than a similar
> film on DVD?
>
> If there was a Blu-ray disc with one free SD-download, would that be
> helpful in making your decisions?
>
> Just thinking of our next steps...
>
> --
> Best,
> Dennis Doros
> Milestone Film & Video/Milliarium Zero
> PO Box 128
> Harrington Park, NJ 07640
> Phone: 201-767-3117
> Fax: 201-767-3035
> email: milefilms@gmail.com
> www.milestonefilms.com <http://www.milestonefilms.com/>
> www.arayafilm.com <http://www.arayafilm.com/>
> www.exilesfilm.com <http://www.exilesfilm.com/>
> www.wordisoutmovie.com <http://www.wordisoutmovie.com/>
> www.killerofsheep.com <http://www.killerofsheep.com/>
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> Um, I meant to say higher eNd machines!
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> Christine Crowley Godin, M.A.
> Dean of Learning Resources
> Adjunct Instructor, Theatre
> Northwest Vista College
> 3535 N. Ellison Drive
> San Antonio, TX 78251
> 210.486.4572
> cgodin@alamo.edu <mailto:cgodin@alamo.edu> (beginning Aug. 1st, 2009)
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu on behalf of GODIN,
> CHRISTINE
> Sent: Sat 12/12/2009 11:53 AM
> To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> Subject: RE: [Videolib] Blu-ray versus Standard DVD
>
>
> If I were in a public library, I would certainly consider it for
> popular films but we probably won't go there. We are moving into
> more streaming video for educational use--Alexander Street, FMG,
> primarily. We'll stick with regular DVDs as long as they can play on
> higher ed machines.
>
> Christine Crowley Godin, M.A.
> Dean of Learning Resources
> Adjunct Instructor, Theatre
> Northwest Vista College
> 3535 N. Ellison Drive
> San Antonio, TX 78251
> 210.486.4572
> cgodin@alamo.edu <mailto:cgodin@alamo.edu> (beginning Aug. 1st, 2009)
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu on behalf of Dennis Doros
> Sent: Sat 12/12/2009 11:47 AM
> To: Video Library questions
> Subject: [Videolib] Blu-ray versus Standard DVD
>
>
> Dear folks,
>
> I'd really love to know...
>
> How many of you actively purchase Blu-ray discs?
>
>
> How many of you won't buy blu-ray discs now or in the next year?
>
> How many of you prefer to buy a Blu-ray film rather than a similar
> film on DVD?
>
> If there was a Blu-ray disc with one free SD-download, would that be
> helpful in making your decisions?
>
> Just thinking of our next steps...
>
> --
> Best,
> Dennis Doros
> Milestone Film & Video/Milliarium Zero
> PO Box 128
> Harrington Park, NJ 07640
> Phone: 201-767-3117
> Fax: 201-767-3035
> email: milefilms@gmail.com
> www.milestonefilms.com <http://www.milestonefilms.com/>
> www.arayafilm.com <http://www.arayafilm.com/>
> www.exilesfilm.com <http://www.exilesfilm.com/>
> www.wordisoutmovie.com <http://www.wordisoutmovie.com/>
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Best,
Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video/Milliarium Zero
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: 201-767-3117
Fax: 201-767-3035
email: milefilms@gmail.com
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