AV-1 readers, you are awesome.
In the first of our surveys, we had 130 responses. Some of the responses were not surprising, like the fact that 79% of us have VCRs in up to 75% of our rooms. That is a lot of VCRs.
Other results were surprising, like the fact that only 34% of us have plans in place to end of life VCRs. Do those of you with plans care to share them with the list?
Would those of you without plans talk more about your circumstances? Is it your position that the VCR will live on indefinitely?
What do you think it means that we are pretty much split 50/50 on whether general counsel or the copyright officer has been involved in analog to digital transition issues?
Chime in (on the AV-1 list or in comments below) and let us know what you think! (Are you an in-house tech manager or planner who is not yet a member of AV-1? Please join us!)
Question 1: What percentage of classrooms have VHS players?
|up to 25%
|up to 50%
|up to 75%
|up to 100%
Question 2: Do you know how large of an active collection of VHS tapes your institution has?
Question 3: Do you have a plan in place to EOL (end-of-life) VHS players?
Question 4: Is your plan complicated by other uses of the VHS, such as combo units with DVD players, or usage as a cable tuner?
Question 5: Is/has your copyright officer or general counsel been involved in analog to digital conversion discussions, in order to ensure copyright compliance?