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ERIC Number: EJ832356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Nurturing Your Media
Donohue, Nanette
Library Journal, v133 n19 p32-35 Nov 2008
No other category of library materials has grown more quickly in the last several decades than audiovisual (AV), nor has any other category undergone so many changes in format. The transitions from vinyl records to 8-tracks to audiocassettes to CDs and from film reel to 3/4" U-Matic to VHS to DVD have impacted library services tremendously. The growing popularity of gaming and downloadable media, too, combined with the proliferation of new formats like the preloaded digital audiobook player Playaway[R] and high-definition (HD) and Blu-ray DVDs, ensures the challenges librarians face in managing media collections are far from over. Yet, regardless of media format, the basic question remains: How do librarians weed, secure, and maintain these valuable--and increasingly popular--materials while still providing patrons using them the best possible access? In this article, the author talks about popular options for managing physical media, from security to repair.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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