Re: DVD Survey

Jeffrey Pearson (aa6547@wayne.edu)
Fri, 03 Apr 1998 09:25:17 -0800

completed survey below

At 05:02 AM 4/3/98 -0800, you wrote:
>
>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:Jeffrey Pearson
>
>Title:Collections Librarian
>
>Name of Library:Wayne State University David Adamany Undergraduate Library,
>Detroit, MI
>
>Email Address:jeffrey.pearson@wayne.edu Phone number:313 577-4480
>
>
>1. Type of library?
>
> Public ___ College/university _x__ School ___ Special ___
>
>2. Have you heard about Divx? _x__ Yes ___ No
>
>3. If "yes," has it influcenced your evaluation of DVD for your library?
>
> ___ Yes _x__ No
>
>4. Is your library collecting* DVDs? ___ Yes _x__ 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:
>
> __________________________________________________)
>
> _x__ 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
>
> _x_ Yes, but not sure how soon
>
> PLEASE STOP HERE AND SEND ME YOUR RESPONSE. THANKS!
>
>
>COMMENTS:
>
>There has yet to be any requests for DVD from WSU faculty (though some are
curious). Our Media Services dept has informed me that they may install DVD
players in some of the larger smart classrooms/ auditoriums. I would
certainly start to purchase DVDs then. (I have one at home and am impressed
with the quality.)
>
>
>
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>

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Jeffrey W. Pearson
Collections Librarian
Wayne State University
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 577-4480 (voice)
(313) 577-5265 (fax)
jeffrey.pearson@wayne.edu (email)
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