Public Library Plans for the Film & Video Collection

Jan 2016| PRG113A| Primary Research Group

Report Highlights

The study, based on data from 62 public libraries in the United States, presents data and commentary on the film & video collection and collection plans of public libraries in the USA. Readers will find data on the size and growth rates of video collections, spending on film and video, the percentage of films and other videos that are donated or purchased used, the type and number of titles for which libraries maintain multiple copies, favorite CD’s, revenue data on income from overdue fines for film and video, earning from public screenings of films in the library (or outside the library but for the library) and much more. The study also looks at current and future planned public library spending on streamed and downloaded video and use of key video suppliers such as Hulu, Library Ideas, Recorded Books, Amazon, OverDrive and others. It gives detailed data on the percentage of video spending accounted for by streamed and downloaded video in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The study also looks at library offerings of video games and video based

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