Re: Average price

Stephen O'Riordan (
Wed, 06 Dec 1995 09:23:44 -0800

At 12:58 PM 12/5/95 -0800, you wrote:
>It is budgeting time for us here. I have had a very hefty video budget the
>last few years because we were basically building a general video collection
>from scratch. It is time to consider what a real year might look like for us
>and one of the figures we would like to use is an average cost per video
>item. Looking at our past year's purchases I find an average cost of $69.00.
>The Bowker Annual gives an average video price of $84.00. Our $69.00 seems a
>little low to me.
>Are other people using an average price per item to guage their purchasing
>budgets? If so, what is that average price?
> David Gilbert - Music Librarian - Wellesley College -

We have found that for a general collection titles can range from 19.95 for
features to 300.00 for Independant work w/ the odd indivdual piece ranging
even higher, one in particular that was 600.00 for a video!


Stephen O'Riordan
Film/Video Library
Media Center, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0504
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