DVDs are the top format for films loaned by libraries, and 27 percent of respondents said that libraries remain their primary source for movies—down from 36 percent in the first Patron Profiles survey, conducted less than a year ago. “A strong indicator of the changing media landscape is the rise of streaming and disc-by-mail services—both currently dominated by Netflix,” the report states.
At our library, anecdotally, anyway, DVD checkouts (and thefts!) are high as ever. About once a month since our move, I get wistful comments about how we should still have VHSes, and nearly as often, I get someone trying to check out one of the few Blu-Rays we have who realizes she won’t be able to use it.
Where’s your library at these days on video resources?