RE: [Videolib] Re: Playaways

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:22:00 -0500

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We had a similar problem with format coding with we started adding CDs
to the audiobook collection. As a solution, Cataloging added a general
note (I think 500 field) of "Compact Disc" that was searchable as part
of a keyword search. I assume you could do something similar with the
playaways. =20

i.e. user can limit to the Audiobook collection and then keyword search
for compact disc, giving them a list of by the actual format.

=20

Someone at Mid-winter (probably the Playaway rep) mentioned that
libraries have been providing the earbuds for $1 if requested. Most
people want to use their own headphones, and of course no one wants used
earbuds.

=20

~Barb

=20

________________________________

From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Marsha Loyer
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:33 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Re: Playaways

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We have had our Playaways circulation for about 1 month. We have had
tremedous success with the first 25 titles that we purchased. We have
already turned in our second order for 25 more. Our only problem that
we have found is that we did not make them a separate format (some
intelligent cataloger thought this one up) and they are difficult to do
a limit sort in the on-line catalog if you don't know to search by call
number.
We circ them just like any audiobook for 3 weeks. We currently are
providing the earbuds and a new battery with each circ. With the tax
cuts in Indiana we will soon be doing some kind of charging for the
earbuds and/or the battery.
Mishawaka is a medium-sized public library.
At 09:21 AM 3/20/2007, you wrote:

I know that this is a video format list, but as many of us are involved
with multiple non-print formats, I thought I'd ask my question here, as
I'd probably get more response than if I posted to Autocat.

We just bought some Playaway digital audio books to try out for
circulation. Have any of you started circulating these or similar
self-contained audio books with players? If so, what type of response
have you gotten from patrons and/or staff? From a cataloging
perspective I don't think it will be much different, but we'd appreciate
any feedback given.

Thanks,

Amanda Ros

AV Cataloger

Jackson-George Regional Library System

tsav@jgrls.org

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=20

Marsha Loyer
Media Services Coordinator
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
209 Lincoln Way East
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Ph:574/259-5277
Fx:574/255-8489

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblue face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'>We had a similar problem with =
format coding
with we started adding CDs to the audiobook collection.&nbsp; As a =
solution, Cataloging
added a general note (I think 500 field) of &#8220;Compact Disc&#8221; =
that was
searchable as part of a keyword search.&nbsp; I assume you could do =
something
similar with the playaways.&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblue face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'>i.e. user can limit to the =
Audiobook
collection and then keyword search for compact disc, giving them a list =
of by
the actual format.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblue face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>=

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblue face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'>Someone at Mid-winter (probably =
the
Playaway rep) mentioned that libraries have been providing the earbuds =
for $1
if requested.&nbsp; Most people want to use their own headphones, and of =
course
no one wants used earbuds.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblue face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>=

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblue face=3D"Times New =
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style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'>~Barb<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu =
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] <b><span
style=3D'font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Marsha Loyer<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, March 20, =
2007 2:33
PM<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> =
videolib@lists.berkeley.edu<br>
<b><span style=3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Videolib] Re: =
Playaways</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>We have had our Playaways circulation for about 1 month. We have =
had
tremedous success with the first 25 titles that we purchased. We have =
already
turned in our second order for 25 more.&nbsp; Our only problem that we =
have
found is that we did not make them a separate format (some intelligent
cataloger thought this one up) and they are difficult to do a limit sort =
in the
on-line catalog if you don't know to search by call number.<br>
We circ them just like any audiobook for 3 weeks. We currently are =
providing
the earbuds and a new battery with each circ. With the tax cuts in =
Indiana we
will soon be doing some kind of charging for the earbuds and/or the =
battery.<br>
Mishawaka is a medium-sized public library.<br>
At 09:21 AM 3/20/2007, you wrote:<br>
<br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-bottom:12.0pt'><font size=3D3 =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I know that this is a video =
format
list, but as many of us are involved with multiple non-print formats, I =
thought
I&#8217;d ask my question here, as I&#8217;d probably get more response =
than if
I posted to Autocat.<br>
</span></font><br>
<font face=3DArial><span style=3D'font-family:Arial'>We just bought some =
Playaway
digital audio books to try out for circulation.&nbsp; Have any of you =
started
circulating these or similar self-contained audio books with =
players?&nbsp; If
so, what type of response have you gotten from patrons and/or =
staff?&nbsp; From
a cataloging perspective I don&#8217;t think it will be much different, =
but
we&#8217;d appreciate any feedback given.<br>
</span></font><br>
<font face=3DArial><span style=3D'font-family:Arial'>Thanks,<br>
</span></font><br>
<font face=3DArial><span style=3D'font-family:Arial'>Amanda Ros<br>
</span></font><br>
<font face=3DArial><span style=3D'font-family:Arial'>AV Cataloger<br>
</span></font><br>
<font face=3DArial><span style=3D'font-family:Arial'>Jackson-George =
Regional
Library System<br>
</span></font><br>
<font face=3DArial><span style=3D'font-family:Arial'><a =
href=3D"mailto:tsav@jgrls.org">tsav@jgrls.org</a><br>
</span></font><br>
<font face=3DArial><span =
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<div>Marsha Loyer</div>
<div>Media Services Coordinator</div>
<div>Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library</div>
<div>209 Lincoln Way East</div>
<div>Mishawaka, IN&nbsp; 46544</div>
<div>Ph:574/259-5277</div>
<div>Fx:574/255-8489</div>

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