From another public library: we usually don't = get expensive titles. I bought a few when I had selection duties, but = got burned on a coupla Bullfrog titles that were about $200 apiece and = got checked out forever soon after we acquired them. We have a = high loss/disappearance rate (I think). This is *not* a machine problem. =
From: Jaeschke, Myles [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org<= /A>]
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 11:19 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: RE: Video collection development
I echo Kris' thoughts here. I am from a public =
library, and agree that
there are fantastic titles out there that are = expensive. Do not limit
yourself to the under $30.00 selections. Your = customers will thank you!
Tulsa City County Library
I'm sure the public librarians on the list will weigh =
in with their
suggestions about how to deal with the cost issue, = but I urge you to set
aside some money for truly exceptional titles that = are more expensive.
It's the only way to assure that your users have = access to the best in
video programing. And, as you point out, they = won't be at your local
video store. You're the only game in town for = these programs.