Re: [Videolib] MP3

Ben Paul (
Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:40:07 -0500

Hi Tracy,

I work in the library at Mount Holyoke College. We have not been
actively collecting MP3's, mainly because it has not been a priority for
us. However I recently attended a really informative workshop called
"Digital Media in the Library" . The workshop was led by Scott Kehoe,
who is a Media consultant for Northeast Regional Libraries of
Massachusetts. Scott has a very informative web site that might give
you a sense of some current trends. It can be found at the following URL:

I hope this is useful for what you are trying to do.


Ben Paul

Benjamin S. Paul
Media Resources
Mount Holyoke College Library, room 229
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Office: 413-538-3162
fax: 413-538-2821

On 12/12/2006 11:47 AM, Montri, Tracy wrote:
> Hi all !
> Since many of us also work with audio, I hope that this inquiry is
> appropriate.
> Have any of your libraries collected MP3 audio discs? If yes, why? If
> no, why not?
> If yes, are they popular with your users? Which vendor(s) do you use?
> Thank you in advance for the information!
> Tracy
> Tracy Montri
> Manager, Audiovisual Department
> Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
> 325 Michigan
> Toledo, Ohio 43604
> 419-259-5285
> Fax 419-255-1334
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