Library Excavations #7: VHS R.I.P.

Library Excavations #7: VHS R.I.P.

Library Excavations #7: VHS R.I.P.

By Marc Fisher


Library Excavations #7 mourns and explores VHS tapes in the public library lending collection. In addition to text and photos from the collection and the discard piles, this booklet also contains reflections on the history of VHS at Chicago's Harold Washington Library Center by librarian Bob Sloane, and thoughts on the state of VHS relative to videos by artists from Abina Manning, the Director of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Library Excavations is a project and publication series that highlights and activates physical materials found in public libraries. Public Collectors prefers direct experiences of physical media over the digital. Public Collectors was founded by Marc Fischer in 2007. He is based in Chicago, IL.

- Marc Fisher


6.5" x 9.5", Risograph printed, Saddle stitch bound

Published by Public Collectors in 2017

Edition of 520

Chicago, IL