Re: Great Course on Tape

Fischmurph@aol.com
Fri, 2 Jun 2000 10:46:35 -0700 (PDT)

My library has purchased several of the Great Courses on Tape - both in video
and audio versions. The audio versions are more popular because patrons seem
to want to listen to them on trips or while commuting. We actually purchased
them because of patron demand - many had gotten mailings from the company at
home and didn't want to buy them personally. So far, circulation has been
great, considering they are such a specialty item. Particularly popular have
been the music and literature surveys. Replacing tapes and booklets is a
pain, but so is replacing individual tapes for our other audio products. We
have largely ordered from their sale flyers in which items that usually cost
up to $300 are on sale for $99. It's a good way to try them out without
spending a fortune, and the library looks good for making available high
quality educational and intellectual materials.