Re: [Videolib] Tiered Pricing

From: Jonathan Miller <>
Date: Thu Nov 12 2009 - 07:54:12 PST

Dear Eileen
Interesting: would it be ok with everyone if we set our prices for DVDs on
the basis of Carnegie Classifications? And if Lake Forest, for example, paid
$250 for a DVD w/ PPR while Gary paid $400?
I might be ok with that. who else would be?

Jonathan Miller
Icarus Films
32 Court Street, 21st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

tel 1.718.488.8900
fax 1.718.488.8642



[] On Behalf Of Karsten, Eileen
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Tiered Pricing

I am not a big fan of tiered pricing and paying for PPR rights that I do not
need. My main objection to tiered pricing is that it is not based on number
of potential users. Right now my institution with a potential of 1200 users
pays the same as a university with a potential of 10,000 users. Also, we
are paying more than the local public library that has 5,000 potential
users. If filmmakers borrowed their pricing structure from the serial
world, I would find it more defensible than the current structure. I know
this will not help Gary's budget or make more public libraries interested in
these films, but it would make easier for some of us smaller libraries to
defend purchases to our administrators.
Eileen Karsten
Head of Technical Services
Donnelley and Lee Library
Lake Forest College
555 N. Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045


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