Re: [Videolib] A&E in libraries

Sally Wellman (swellman@pelican.state.lib.la.us)
Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:36:51 -0500

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Those plain covers are also murder on those of us who have to do original
cataloging.

At 10:15 AM 9/18/2003 -0500, you wrote:

>Dear CW;
>
>In recent weeks our crack team of sales professionals have told us that
>libraries are no longer eager to purchase A&E videos. They attribute this
>to the lack of color covers. Apparently their contention is that generic
>covers inhibit sales regardless of content. This seems strange to me because
>when I peruse local public library collections, as I often do, I see lots of
>A&E videos, though sadly not all of them were purchased from QBI. Is our
>sales staff's shared perception correct? How do video librarians (not just
>in the public libraries) feel about this? Strangely (to me anyway) we sell
>an awful lot of Showtime "family" selections, which seem to me to resemble
>live-action Disney product without the gritty reality the Mouseketeer crowd
>usually provides.
>
>
>
>Mike Tribby
>Senior Cataloger
>Quality Books Inc.
>The Best of America's Independent Presses
>
>mailto:mike.tribby@quality-books.com
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