Re: [Videolib] A&E in libraries

Sally Wellman (swellman@pelican.state.lib.la.us)
Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:39:42 -0500

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Sally S. Wellman
Assistant Coordinator, Special Services Louisiana Book Festival
& Manager, Audiovisual Resource Center November 8, 2003
State Library of
Louisiana http://lbf.state.lib.la.us/
701 N. 4th St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Voice: 225-342-4939 Fax: 225-342-4941

At 01:36 PM 9/18/2003 -0500, Sally Wellman wrote:
>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:
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>>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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>>Videolib mailing list
>>Videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib
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Sally S. Wellman
Assistant Coordinator, Special Services                 Louisiana Book Festival
   & Manager, Audiovisual Resource Center               November 8, 2003
State Library of Louisiana                              http://lbf.state.lib.la.us/
701 N. 4th St.  Baton Rouge, LA  70802

Voice:  225-342-4939    Fax:     225-342-4941


At 01:36 PM 9/18/2003 -0500, Sally Wellman wrote:

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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