I wonder if you could make an assignment that allows students to consider the
migration path from analog to digital media confronting libraries today?
When I started I was a 16mm film librarian (it is sweet to remember) but
U-Matic tape was all the rage, then Beta for a short while, then VHS and
the flood. The first RCA videodisc came and went. But we were still living
in the analog world. With laserdiscs something was in the air, but now with
CD-ROM, DVD and streaming video we are in a new media world. In fact
we are straddling two worlds. This seems worthy of research to me.