Re: Need Mailing list advice

Pat Shufeldt (
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:23:53 -0800 (PST)

I'm not sure there will be a difinitive answer to this question. In contrast
with Onodaga, we are a medium-sized library system which has pushed over the
past 3-4 years to centralize materials selection for Main and all branches. For
us, this has resulted in a larger selection of video titles systemwide, and more
duplication for titles such as those sold by Kino.

Pat Shufeldt
Greenville (SC) County Library System
(864) 242-5000, Ext. 2219

Holly Sammons wrote:

> I work at the "main" library in a system where many of our branches have
> extensive video collections. We are a medium sized market, so by mailing
> only to the 'main' you would miss a good number of potential buyers.
> You could send multiple copies to the 'main' library and ask that the
> catalogs be passed along? I know I would do that for our system! We all
> share catalogs of special interest.
> --
> Holly Sammons, Librarian
> Onondaga County Public Library
> 447 So Salina St
> Syracuse NY 13202
> 315-435-1894
> > As I finally get ready to send out 2003 Video catalogue I need advice on
> > what type of mailing list to buy( I buy one commercial list to go with
> > our own data base which means some of you will get two so just pass one
> > on). My choice is between lists that have MAIN only libraries or MAIN &
> > BRANCHES. You buy the lists by Media budget so if I buy Main only it
> > theoretically means that I would sent it to a wider variety of budgets,
> > if I buy main and branches it will go mostly to libraries and branches
> > in the biggest systems
> >
> > What do you guys recommend?
> > --
> > Jessica Rosner
> > Kino International
> > 333 W 39th St. 503
> > NY NY 10018
> >