Videos out, DVDs in at local libraries

Anonymous Patron writes Is This Common Now? The Towson Times – Towson,MD, reports Baltimore County Public Library plans to phase out its videos and replace them with DVDs.

“Video has all but ceased to exist,” James Cooke, spokesman for BCPL’s Collection Development Department said, noting consumers spent a record $21.2 billion in 2004 renting and buying DVDs, while spending only $3.2 billion on VHS/video.”