[Videolib] CD-ROMs

Julie Mortensen (J.Mortensen@rrpl.org)
Tue, 8 Nov 2005 14:59:37 -0500

This is a question for public librarians involved with AV purchasing, although I'll be happy to read anyone's two cents.

How are CD-ROM collections faring in public libraries? Is there still public usage or is interest waning? Are you experiencing problems with the CD-ROMs becoming unusable? I'm not very technically savvy, but am under the impression software is being created that can only be installed and used once (Microsoft products, for example), making them useless in a public library collection.

Our PC games are the most popular in the collection. Are there any success/horror stories concerning offering Xbox or PlayStation games for circulation you'd like to share?

Thanks in advance,


Julie Mortensen

Adult Services Department

Rocky River Public Library

1600 Hampton Road

Rocky River, Ohio 44116

440-333-7610, ext. 223


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