Published August 23, 2017
VHS players in UB classrooms will be retired at the end of the Spring 2018 semester. There are several options available to UB faculty who have VHS content that is used for instruction.
VHS content that someone created personally can be freely transfered to DVD or another digital file format. UBbox can store and play most common digital video file formats, and DVDs are still supported in UB’s classrooms; they can be played using the teaching station internal PC.
For help digitizing personally created VHS content, contact Rebecca Rotundo, Instructional Support Technician for the Center for Educational Innovation, at email@example.com.
If a VHS tape was purchased commercially, then the content is protected by copyright law, and you must first try to locate an existing, legally available digital copy before attempting to create your own.
To get assistance with finding digital replacements for VHS titles, including regularly borrowed titles, contact Michael Kankiewicz, Instructional Support Technician for UB Libraries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you try unsuccessfully to procure an existing, legally available digital copy of your VHS content, there are additional options to continue using it for teaching:
To get assistance researching options for commercial content unavailable in a digital format, contact Michael Kankiewicz, Instructional Support Technician for UB Libraries, at email@example.com.
For additional technical help with video playback in classrooms, or other teaching technology, contact the UBIT Help Center.