For more than a quarter-century, VHS tapes (and VCRs) were the kings of on-demand video (at home, school and work). Never mind dog years, 25 tech-years are an eternity during which VHS users gleefully amassed large content collections without giving a second thought to the day of reckoning when a) dependable tape players would no longer be available and b) the medium would wear out.
Today, VCRs are hard to find. They are costly to purchase, integrate and lifecycle. Yet most institutions continue to rely upon pre-recorded VHS tapes, for which they have invested a small fortune.
How do classroom planners and technology managers deal with the inevitable transition away from VHS to a digital format? Please complete this simple survey as a means to begin this crucial dialog among your peers within the AV-1 community. We'll post a follow-up with survey results at the end of the week.
||by Scott Tiner|