Thursday, January 5 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Section 108 Video Project (ALA Washington)

Eclipsed by robust and rapid adoption of DVDs, the VHS era is now over. But a crisis is welling for libraries. Of the hundreds of thousands of VHS recordings commercially released, a substantial number never were released on DVD or in streaming format. To compound matters, industry experts estimate that various forces converge against VHS (age of tapes, irreparable and irreplaceable equipment, retirement of VHS technicians) ultimately making the format inaccessible by 2027.But, under Section 108 of U.S. Copyright law, libraries have an available remedy to this problem. For more information and to register, visit:

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