RE: [Videolib] What about lowering Public Performance Rights lice

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:15:26 -0600

I never buy PPR with a title anymore. Almost all the titles that are
checked out to be seen by a group are for classroom use, which doesn't
require PPR. The more expensive titles, I pass on due to the high costs.
It can be the most wonderful title ever produced, but when I can probably
find comparable titles for a lot less, why should I purchase the more
expensive title? Also, in some cases, the more expensive titles are not
within the scope or depth of our collection policy, or would not generally
find an audience large enough to justify the purchase. Of course, since I
am at a public library, we have a very different collection, policy, and
patron group than a college or university would have. I'm sure I have
missed something, but someone else will probably mention it. Hope this
helps.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
www.aurora.lib.il.us
E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us

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