When video producers call me about just that question, "the average price of
videos," I tell them that it goes all over the map. But I also tell them
that the less expensive their video the more luck they will have selling it
to libraries. I hope some of them take my words to heart.
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>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 - firstname.lastname@example.org