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Vanishing VHS: Options for Building & Construction: Home

Common misconceptions

Myth #1: The library can just copy VHS tapes to DVD.

The library cannot legally copy VHS to DVD without permission from the producer!  We make every attempt to find the producer, but sometimes we can't.

Myth #2: All VHS tapes can just  be streamed

Only after obtaining digital rights from the producer which may be time consuming and cost-prohibitive.  However, short clips can be streamed more easily.


October 1, 2012

Deadline for faculty (full-time and part-time) to give Tracey Amey any titles that you need replaced. Contact Tracey through email:, phone: X3701 or in-person in the library, Office 107.

January 1, 2013

All VHS tapes will be removed from the library's first floor shelves.

Saying the Final Goodbye: Transitioning from VHS to Alternative Forms of Instructional Video

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Tracey Amey
Madigan Library