Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Are DVDs Dead?

On May 24, Blockbuster Canada announced it would be closing one third of its stores due to bankruptcy issues.

What is the future of movies in the public library?  Will patrons still be willing to come to the library and check out DVDs if they can request and view movies in the comfort of their own homes?

In Ontario, public libraries are facing the ending of provincial funding for databases and ebooks in December.  Where will we get the money for all the electronic resources, including movies, that our public expects, with diminishing funds?

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