[Videolib] Television series in public libraries

Mike Tribby (mike.tribby@quality-books.com)
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 09:24:33 -0500

"If you purchase one season your customers will expect you to purchase the
following season and so on. We do purchase some of the British television
but that is all."

The above suggests a couple of questions to me:

If your customers will then expect the following season, doesn't that imply
patron interest?

And if one does collect British television series, does that imply that
British television is better than American television across the board? I
bow to no one in my appreciation of AbFab, but I would hardly put Father
Dear Father in the same class. But then I don't care for the Goon Show, so
perhaps my taste is the issue.

And an ancillary issue: some respondants to this thread have mentioned the
availability of high demand series on cable television as re-runs. Even out
here in the rural Midwest we have BBC America on the cable (enhanced or
expanded basic cable, but not premium) and anybody with access to PBS and/or
A&E arguably has a good deal of access to other British series.

Mike Tribby
Senior Cataloger
Quality Books Inc.
The Best of America's Independent Presses