[Videolib] Re: out of print titles

Jerry Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 12:12:59 -0500

We use a P-Card to purchase titles from Amazon or Ebay that are out of
print. Has never been a problem nor do I foresee it ever becoming one. It is
perfectly legitimate way to get your faculty what it needs.


> Hello all,
> 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.
> Andrea Slonosky
> Media Librarian/Assistant Professor
> Brooklyn Campus Library
> Long Island University
> Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu
> (718) 488-1311

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