Himmelfarb Library Faculty Posters and Presentations

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VHS; DVD; DVD Conversion; Library Collection Development; Library Audiovisual Collections; Library Acquisitions

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From the mid-1980s through the mid-2000s, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library's collection of films, slides, audio and video tapes, and other similar "audiovisual" materials grew to over 1,000 items. After an assessment of the A/V collection, it was determined that the videocassette tapes (VHS) could be converted to or purchased in DVD format. This poster explains the background, process, results, and conclusions of how the VHS-to-DVD conversion and replacement project was implemented.

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Delivered at: Medical Library Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting, October 2011.



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