Re: CD - rom ordering and distribution

Ralph Huntzinger (
Mon, 7 Oct 1996 11:01:17 -0700 (PDT)

I can give you lots of opinions (backed up with our experience) about
how public libraries can and might handle these issues -- however, my bias
runs toward circulating collections.
I read your question as covering more than public library circulating
issues. Academic libraries seem to have a nest of issues that do not
afflict public libraries. Maybe two tracks would come out of your
question: general and approaches for specific needs.
What kind of depth do you and the "group" want; I'd appreciate some
in-depth dialog because I learn from other's solutions.

Ralph E. Huntzinger
Collection Management Services
King County Library System voice: (206) 684-6673
300 8th Ave. N. fax: (206) 684-5590
Seattle, WA 98109

On Mon, 7 Oct 1996, Katherine St. Claire wrote:

> Hello all - we are wrestling with a problem that I sure is not our alone.
> Many CDroms are being ordered and purchased bringing with them a long
> list of decisions. What macjines are individual titles compatible with?
> Do we own the equipenbt to run them? If we don't do we but it?
> How do you trouble shoot these issues ahead of time?
> Do these circulate? Do they require additional packaging for security?
> Are they shelved with library materials or separately as with a video
> collection?
> Any clues or experience would be appreciated
> Kackie St Clair