Re: Books on Tape

Irene Wood (irene.wood@ala.org)
Wed, 28 Feb 1996 11:41:27 -0800

Greetings!
You should be able to order replacements of individual tapes
from distributors (primarily of unabridged recordings). You might not be so
fortunate when dealing with publishers of the mass-market, retail tapes
(usually abridgments). For those, you might just have to replace the entire
title.
Hope this helps.

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>Here at the Iowa City Public Library we have quite a large collection of
>books on tape, both fiction and nonfiction. We are trying to decide what
>to do with titles that have damaged parts.
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>Do we attempt to order a replacement for the broken tape or do we just
>order a replacement copy of the entire title?
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>Are there vendors who will sell replacement parts? Ones who wont? (it
>is rumored that Dove might not)
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>Does anyone have set standards for replacing a title after a set number
>of circulations? Would this be wise?
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>Thanks for the help!
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>Beth Fisher, AV Librarian befisher@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
>Iowa City Public Library
>123 S. Linn St. phone: 319/356-5200
>Iowa City, IA 52240 fax: 319/356-5494
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Irene Wood, AV Media Editor, BOOKLIST
American Library Association
50 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
312-280-5750 (phone)
312-337-6787 (fax) "carpe videos!"
irene.wood@ala.org