Re: Personal copies of videos on reserve

Nancy Miller (
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 15:56:17 -0500 (EST)

Here at Virginia Beach PL we do shell out the big bucks for
quality videos. I am able to do it because of having a decent
video budget. I wouldn't say I do it willingly, since very
little of what we purchase actually gets used in a public
performance environment. However, if the video is on a topic our
collection needs, and only an expensive one meets the need, we will
purchase it, although I'd rather have those dollars for other

Sigh. As Gary has said, it's a fact of life we accept, albeit

Nancy Miller
Collection Development Librarian
Virginia Beach Public Library
Virginia Beach, VA

> The fact is that academic libraries such as
> mine are often among the only institutions still willing (or able) to shell
> out several hundred dollars for quality videos (tell me if I wrong, public
> library colleagues out there).