RE: Interesting pricing

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 12:41:54 -0800 (PST)

<color><param>0000,0000,ffff</param> So, as frustrating as it is, I think
we are dealing with a reality of the market place, and as long as we keep
buying from them, they will not change their ways.

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Thanks for the historical note, Karen...I <underline>do</underline>
remember this existential effort in ALA, now that you mention it!

The reality of the marketplace, by the way, is that WE'RE the buyers,
THEY'RE the sellers. Librarians have got to develop enough backbone to
exercise political and economic clout in this marketplace. If the store
is screwing you over, stop shopping there. In the realm of video
collection development, it has been my experience that there are most
often always suitable alternatives to be found...or there are other
places to get what you want.

Onward...

Gary Handman

Director

Media Resources Center

Moffitt Library

UC Berkeley 94720-6000

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)