RE: [Videolib] Collection Development: Audio Books Purchase

Speirs, Sr Gilmary (
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 14:24:34 -0500

Sr. Gilmary Speirs, IHM
Collection Management Librarian for non-Print
Marywood University
2300 Adams Ave.
Scranton, PA 18509
Phone: (570)348-6266
FAX: (570)961-4769

-----Original Message-----
From: Threatt, Monique L []
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 4:26 PM
Subject: [Videolib] Collection Development: Audio Books Purchase

This message is for Academic Media Collection Managers only:


Having recently been named to the Board of Directors for the National
Media Market, I would like to include your comments on this particular
subject to the Board: (Audio books could include speeches, books on
tape, lectures, etc.)

Approximately how many audio books do you order on an annual basis?

250 on cassettes; 200 on compact disc (prefer CD to cassette)

Will you continue to collect audio books? For how long?

Yes - as long as relevant titles are available and price reasonable.
Acquisitions decisions mostly based on reviews in Booklist and Librry

Do you have a separate budget for audio books?

No - budget allotment covers CD for Non-Print Media

If you currently attend, or plan to attend the National Media Market,, would a reputable audio books vendor be of interest
to you?

Have attended in the past - not since it moved to Las Vegas- expense too

Monique Threatt
Media and Reference Librarian
Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN

(Ph.)812.855.9857 or 1650
(F) 812.855.1649


Mark your calendar to attend the 26th Annual National Media Market,
September 28-October 3, 2004 at the Alexis Park in Las Vegas. For More
Details, visit the National Media Market website at:

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