I know that many of you are part of multimedia departments that include
audio, so I was just wondering:
Did anyone purchase MP3 discs (not downloaded MP3, but the discs) for
Just this autumn. It was a donation from the Friends of the LIbrary that spurred the decision to go forward with purchasing them. We had been comtemplating it for the past year.
If yes, are they being utilized? Is circulation strong?
We put out approx 120 the first week--within 2 weeks 2/3 of the collection was checked out. A number of patrons were very happy that we got them. We were slightly surprised at the overwheming response as we'd never really had requests for MP3s.
They are packaged in the same cases we use for DVDs, but labeled MP3s on the spine and a sticker on the cover. They are shelved at the beginning of the regular CD and cassette audiobooks with a sign indicating what they are.
If no, what made you decide against the format?
Manager, Audiovisual Department
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Toledo, Ohio 43624
Mansfield Richland County Public Library
Mansfield, OH 44902
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