DVD Survey

Kristine R. Brancolini (brancoli@indiana.edu)
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 07:59:37 -0500 (EST)

In my continuing quest for knowledge about new video technologies in
libraries, I hope you will help me with yet another short survey. Last
September I asked you you to tell me about your adoption of DVD and your
buying practices regarding laserdiscs and multimedia CD-ROMs. I presented
my findings at the National Media Market and in a paper on the Web. Now I
am doing another presentation and I am wondering if six months later, any
more of you are buying DVDs. Even if you aren't, please don't delete this
message. I have questions for you too!

Please take a few minutes to respond to the following survey. Send
replies to me via email: brancoli@indiana.edu. If you prefer, you can
print the survey and fax me your response at 812/855-1649. I will compile
results and make them available on the Web in late April. The text of my
presentation will also be available, with some good links to additional
information. Thanks!

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries
brancoli@indiana.edu

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DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) Survey

Please respond by April 15, 1998.

Name:

Title:

Name of Library:

Email Address: Phone number:

1. Type of library?

Public ___ College/university ___ School ___ Special ___

2. Have you heard about Divx? ___ Yes ___ No

3. If "yes," has it influcenced your evaluation of DVD for your library?

___ Yes ___ No

4. Is your library collecting* DVDs? ___ Yes ___ No

(By "collecting," I mean systematically adding them to the collection;
not just buying one or two to test them.)

If "yes," please answer questions #5-8.

If "no," please skip to question #9.

5. How many has your library bought? ____________

6. Has DVD replaced any format? ___ Yes (Please specify which format:

___________________________) ___ No

7. Have you bought at least one DVD player for your library?

___ Yes (Please specify the manufacturer and model:

__________________________________________________)

___ No

8. Why did you begin buying DVDs? (Please check all that apply.)

____ We had user requests.

____ A library administrator insisted we begin buying them.

____ I thought they had many advantages and I wanted to try them.

____ Other (Please specify: ____________________________________)

PLEASE STOP HERE AND SEND ME YOUR RESPONSE. THANKS!

9. Do you plan to begin purchasing DVDs? ____ No, no plans.

___ Yes, within the next 6 months ___ Yes, within the next year

___ Yes, but not sure how soon

PLEASE STOP HERE AND SEND ME YOUR RESPONSE. THANKS!

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