[Videolib] Buying at individual vs institutional price?

29 Mar 2007 18:36:55 -0000

Would it be illegal and/or unethical for a library to try to buy a DVD at
a lower individual price rather than a higher institutional price, for example
by claiming that the DVD will be for individual use only or by reimbursing
an individual staff member for a DVD purchased privately at an individual
price, especially if the library does not want PPR?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Mike in Dubuque
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