James Steffen wrote:

...but even so streamed video simply cannot match the technical specifications 
of DVDs at this point. <snip>... in my view it's still not good enough for 
instructors to show an hour-long video projected on a large screen in class.

This is not dissimilar from the comments that were made when video began to 
replace 16mm film in the classroom.  At the time the argument included points 
that the TV screen does not replicate the cinema experience.  Valid points at 
the time, certainly, particularly for film study.

But the advent of video made huge numbers of titles newly available to larger 
audiences including libraries, and provided new opportunities for viewing, 
studying, and teaching film of all kinds.

But the modes of instruction are changing, and it is increasingly less common 
for entire films to be screened in classrooms, or even for students to gather 
in classrooms.  Faculty are looking to place materials online for students to 
view outside of the classroom setting, something that's been available for 
journals for some time, and now with e-books, book chapters and other readings 
as well.  As online and hybrid approaches to instruction increase the demand 
for media that can be delivered through course management shells or other 
delivery mechanism will also increase.

deg farrelly, Full Librarian
Mail Code 1006
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287
Phone:  480.965.1403
Email:  deg.farre...@asu.edu

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preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and 
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working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication 
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