Do any of you have a coherent policy/procedure regarding out of print
titles? I've had a few requests recently for titles that are easily
available from third party vendors, on Amazon or e-bay, for example, but
we never buy them. A work-around that I've thought about would be to buy
the titles myself, and get a reimbursement from petty cash or something,
but that seems to be something that could quickly get out of hand, and
not really an appropriate way to develop a collection.
I know that out-of-print dealers for books exist, and most libraries
have a relationship with a vendor who specializes in this area; I'm
wondering if it would be possible to set up a similar policy for media
materials. Any feedback would be very much appreciated.
Media Librarian/Assistant Professor
Brooklyn Campus Library
Long Island University
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