Re: Default prices for av

Jan Derks (
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 11:59:24 -0700 (PDT)

Our public library system doesn't do anything like this. Is this to determine
replacement costs for lost or damaged AV items? Could you clarify why you're
doing this? Perhaps we're missing something at our end that we should consider
doing! - Jan Derks

"Tatar, Becky" wrote:

> This may have been discussed before, if so, I'm sorry for asking again!
> And, sorry for any cross posting.
> We are trying to set up a list of default prices for out of print
> audiovisual materials. My question, what does everyone else do? Our music
> compact disc collection is completely eclectic - we buy anything. Our book
> on cassette collection ranges from 2 cassette abridgements to 24 tape or
> more unabridged titles. Our videos are 10% feature films, the rest
> children's or information/education. I very seldom purchase a single tape
> title for more than $80. Our CD-ROM collections are generally geared to
> home use, rather than business, so we don't get programs such as Office, or
> Lotus, etc., to lend out. The question has also been raised about just
> having a set price, so people do not have to hunt down a title to determine
> if it is in print or not. Does anyone do this? If you have a page of this
> in your policy manual that you could fax, that would be fine, too. Thank
> you so much in advance! Everyone is so helpful on this list!
> Becky Tatar
> Unit Head, Periodicals/Audiovisual
> Aurora Public Library
> 1 E. Benton Street
> Aurora, IL 60505
> Phone: 630/264-4100
> FAX: 630/896-3209
> e-mail:

Jan Derks
AV Collection Development Librarian
Arapahoe Library District
Littleton,CO 80121
Phone:  303-220-7704 x239
Fax: 303-740-8283