RE: [Videolib] out of print titles

Christerson, Julie H. (christej@pacificu.edu)
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 10:35:00 -0800

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Andrea - We also buy tons of used stuff from Amazon Marketplace and even
Half.com (though we never use ebay itself. Gary is absolutely correct).
If I ever have any questions about the legality of an item, I always
email the seller before I make the purchase and let them know we will
not tolerate any illegally made copies, and will report them to Amazon
and Half if the copy we purchase is suspect. Both Amazon and Half have
very strong policies concerning illegal copies being sold on their
sites. If you would like a more traditional vendor, try Alibris who
does have a library section. You can set up a blanket p.o. or use a
credit card for purchases there. Their stock is fairly small, and they
are a bit more expensive, but if there is a problem, they have great
customer service. - Julie Christerson, Acquisitions

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From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Gary Handman
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 8:22 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] out of print titles

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We buy tons of OP stuff from amazon...a real boon! We have had a couple
of bum transactions, but generally working thru amazon marketplace works
like a charm. We've set up and institutional account pegged to a credit
card number to handle these transactions.

Ebay pretty much sucks for library business. Paypal (the only real way
to pay) has a top life-of-account limit--it's something like 2 grand.
Once you hit this limit, you need to give paypay access to a bank
account--something no institution in its right mind would do.

Gary Handman

At 07:31 AM 3/20/2006, you wrote:

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.=20

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
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Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu
(718) 488-1311
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

*****

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of
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&#8211; We also
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we
never use ebay itself.&nbsp; <st1:City w:st=3D"on"><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on">Gary</st1:place></st1:City>
is absolutely correct).&nbsp; If I ever have any questions about the =
legality
of an item, I always email the seller before I make the purchase and let =
them
know we will not tolerate any illegally made copies, and will report =
them to
Amazon and Half if the copy we purchase is suspect.&nbsp; Both Amazon =
and Half have
very strong policies concerning illegal copies being sold on their =
sites.&nbsp;
If you would like a more traditional vendor, try Alibris who does have a
library section.&nbsp; You can set up a blanket p.o. or use a credit =
card for
purchases there.&nbsp; Their stock is fairly small, and they are a bit =
more
expensive, but if there is a problem, they have great customer service. =
&#8211;
<st1:PersonName w:st=3D"on">Julie Christerson</st1:PersonName>, =
Acquisitions<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
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<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Monday, March 20, =
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<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: [Videolib] =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Times New Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>We buy <u>tons </u>of OP stuff from =
amazon...a real
boon!&nbsp; We have had a couple of bum transactions, but generally =
working
thru amazon marketplace works like a charm.&nbsp; We've set up and
institutional account pegged to a credit card number to handle these
transactions.<br>
<br>
Ebay pretty much sucks for library business.&nbsp; Paypal (the only real =
way to
pay) has a top life-of-account limit--it's something like 2 grand.&nbsp; =
Once
you hit this limit, you need to give paypay access to a bank =
account--something
no institution in its right mind would do.<br>
<br>
Gary Handman<br>
<br>
<br>
At 07:31 AM 3/20/2006, you wrote:<br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3 =
face=3D"Times New Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>Hello all,<br>
<br>
Do any of you have a coherent policy/procedure regarding out of =
print<br>
titles? I've had a few requests recently for titles that are easily<br>
available from third party vendors, on Amazon or e-bay, for example, =
but<br>
we never buy them. A work-around that I've thought about would be to =
buy<br>
the titles myself, and get a reimbursement from petty cash or =
something,<br>
but that seems to be something that could quickly get out of hand, =
and<br>
not really an appropriate way to develop a collection. <br>
<br>
I know that out-of-print dealers for books exist, and most libraries<br>
have a relationship with a vendor who specializes in this area; I'm<br>
wondering if it would be possible to set up a similar policy for =
media<br>
materials. Any feedback would be very much appreciated.<br>
<br>
<br>
Andrea Slonosky<br>
Media Librarian/Assistant Professor<br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on">Brooklyn</st1:place> Campus Library<br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName w:st=3D"on">Long =
Island</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
w:st=3D"on">University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><br>
&nbsp;<br>
Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu<br>
(718) 488-1311<br>
&nbsp;<br>
<br>
<br>
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Videolib@library.berkeley.edu<br>
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<p style=3D'margin-left:.5in'></x-sigsep><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times =
New Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><x-sigsep>Gary Handman<br>
Director<br>
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:PlaceName w:st=3D"on">Media</st1:PlaceName> =
<st1:PlaceName
w:st=3D"on">Resources</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType =
w:st=3D"on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><br>
Moffitt Library<br>
UC Berkeley<br>
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu<br>
<a href=3D"http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC" =
eudora=3Dautourl>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC<br>
<br>
</a>*****<br>
<br>
&quot;In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; all of life
presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles.&quot;<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&=
nbsp;&nbsp;
--Guy Debord <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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