Re: Default prices for av

Pierre J. Gregoire (pgregoire@dupage.k12.il.us)
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 12:19:09 -0700 (PDT)

Becky,
Our title records contain a field for original price and a price field on the
individual print records. Should that field have been filled in which zero's
(shocking!) and the title is not listed in NICEM or producers' on-line
catalogs, we charge the Bowker Annual average for audio-visual materials.
--
Pierre Gregoire, MLIS
Director
Audio Visual Institute of DuPage
A Collective Media Library
for the Students & Teachers of
DuPage County, Illinois
630-495-2843  FAX: 630-495-5175
              http://www.dupage.k12.il.us/avid

sdehut@linfield.edu wrote:

> We charge patrons a flat $60 for any lost material - book or AV. Our > Technical Services staff who do the acqusitions and cataloging felt this is > a median price for all our media. Sometimes we come out ahead, sometimes > we lose money. The amount was raised from $35 two years ago. > > Sue DeHut > > --On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 11:46 AM -0700 "Tatar, Becky" > <bltata@aurora.lib.il.us> 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: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us > > www.aurora.lib.il.us > > > >