Academy Library users will be happy to see an influx of “new” DVDs over the next several weeks. This past spring, we identified a large number of films which had gone missing from the CinemExeter film collection. After careful evaluation, we decided to replace 120 of these missing films. Those which had previously been in VHS format were replaced with DVDs. These DVDs have arrived in the Library and will be making their way to the shelves as soon as they are processed.
In addition, we have begun a large-scale project to replace most of the Library’s 3200+ VHS-formatted films with DVD, if available. So far, we’ve replaced a number of VHS films in the CinemExeter collection. Our next move will be to start replacing the classic and educational films housed in the Lawrence room and the 1M video collection.