John H. Streepy
Media Assistant III
Central Washington University Library
400 E. 8th AVE
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548
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Sorry to be slightly off the subject of videos, but while we are on the
Our library has a huge collection of audiobooks, both on cassette and
If a single cassette or CD gets broken (or a patron loses it), we try
get a replacement of the single cassette or CD from the company. The
companies offer replacement tapes/CDs, but some companies do not. And
course some are out of print. Since we have multiple copies of many of
these audiobooks in our collection, if we can't get one from the
we will occasionally make a copy of the cassette or CD.
There are two reasons for this: first, I don't like having to withdraw
$100 item with 20 tapes or discs just because one is missing, and
feel as though the copy is an "archived" copy, and we still have the
number of copyrighted items as what we have paid for. Whether this
holds up, or it is just me trying to assuage my guilt, I'm not sure.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I would prefer to order only
companies that offer replacements, but that just isn't possible.
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