[Videolib] Alarming Price Jack!

Chuck McCann (cmccann@fsu.edu)
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 10:47:18 -0500

Below is an e-mail I received. It is part of a correspondence between out Acquisitions Department and a faculty member requesting the purchase of a video for our University Libraries collection.

I am processing your order for "Brother's Keeper." The price of the DVD is $29.95 without the site license, and $89.95 with the license. Do you still want us to order it?

These licenses are sometimes very expensive. Yesterday I checked another DVD that has a retail version for $20, and an institutional version for $400.

What's up with this? Is this right??

Chuck McCann
Dept. Head, Digital Media Center
Florida State University Libraries
AIM account/e-mail: cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu
Website: http://www.lib.fsu.edu/dlmc/dmc
850.644.3094 or 850.644.5924

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