Re: [Videolib] More Midwest Tapes Fun--Slightly OT

From: Danielle Phillips <danilphillips@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Oct 20 2009 - 11:07:42 PDT

Myles, do you purchase Playaways? We looked into this but decided against
it for now.

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Jaeschke, Myles
<mjaesch@tulsalibrary.org>wrote:

>
>
> Lots of good comments here. I will echo Jeanette’s words that RB makes a
> high quality product and we too are on a standing order plan with them.
> Mike is right, PLs have been fighting with scratched optical discs for a
> long time and it’s quite annoying I’m sure to customers who find that they
> cannot use the material they get from the library sometimes because of
> playback issues. Even for libraries like mine that have resurfacing
> machines to restore the discs we can’t catch ‘em all and rely on our
> customers often to let us know if there are playback issues. Playaways
> (self contained MP3 players) have lot going for them in the audio world—no
> skipping for one!
>
>
>
> For us the replacement policy just isn’t enough to justify the large
> difference in price. It’s just easier and sometimes cheaper to just buy a
> new set. After all if one disc is shot often times the others in the set
> have problems as well. Like Blaine, we will continue to buy RB exclusives
> through them. So while I really like RBs product and their reps the
> company has lost some respect in my eyes with their “Not for sale to
> libraries” shenanigans.
>
>
>
> Peter—I’m like you, a “price vigilante” J Hope you will consider coming
> to NMM next year. We’ll be in Kansas City! We need more PLs representing
> there.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Myles
>
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Danielle Phillips

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