Re: Amazon vs. Other vendors

Barb Bergman (barbara.bergman@angelo.edu)
Thu, 4 May 2000 07:13:06 -0700 (PDT)

Would this be in addition to using Baker & Taylor? We've found that BT can
provide most feature films, at a 25 or 30% discount, and without the
postage & handling charge. Titlesource II enables Acquisitions to search
and order online.

Follett now has a media division just for videos and such, but I don't know
anything else about it. The brochure sounded like their goal is to be a
single source provider for feature films and educational titles. Any one
know more about this?

Reel.com and Bigstar.com are the other online videostores I'm familiar
with. The Library Video Company (www.libraryvideo.com) has a nice site for
their catalog of educational titles.

Obviously, if Acquisitions doesn't have a credit card, they need to get
one. (We just won a long struggle to convince the fiscal office that the
world would not end if every purchase did not require a purchase order.)

Barb Bergman

At 06:41 PM 5/3/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Our acquisitions unit has recently conducted a review of its cumbersome
>ordering processes, especially as they pertain to media.
>
>One proposed revision is greater use of Amazon.com as the primary vendor
>(primarily feature film) videos.
>
>I would appreciate hearing others' comments on vendor selection.
>
>Thank you.
>
>deg farrelly, Media Librarian
>Arizona State University West
>Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
>
>

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