[Libs-Or] Public Libraries and CD collections

Max Macias max.macias at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 15:21:43 PDT 2014

I also think that if your library is part of a consortium then you will
have increased circulation of cds.

I check out cd's every week from the Summit catalog.

I mainly use the library for cd's, and rarely check out books.

Is Wilsonville part of a consortium?


On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM, Christopher Rumbaugh <
crumbaugh at cityofsalem.net> wrote:

> Friends,
> I love getting to tell stories with happy endings...
> We have a modest CD collection of about 5900 titles. About 5600 (95% of
> the collection) have checked-out in the last 18 months and 1500 are
> currently checked out. Our CD circ is increasing by the month and has
> consistently for over a year. When we moved all of our library AV (that
> was previously located in our Computer lab area on the plaza level of
> the library) to our main floor, the stats began to improve. We created
> improved seating and wider spaced shelving there too. The combination of
> careful collection maintenance and the prominent location have made a
> difference.
> So, I'm here to say the CDs are not dead here in Salem and (I believe)
> are still "Your Best Entertainment Value"! See:
> <
> http://fortyquestions.blogspot.com/2011/02/history-of-your-best-entertainment.html
> >
> From: Libs-Or [libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] on behalf of
> Michael Grutchfield [mgrutchfield at JosephineLibrary.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 1:58 PM
> To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
> Subject: [Libs-Or] Public Libraries and CD collections
> Hello fellow librarians,
> We’ve been wondering about public libraries and CD collections at my
> library. Are CDs on the way out, or do they still circulate in
> respectable numbers? As our younger and tech-ier patrons shift to
> downloadable music and services like Pandora, are libraries changing
> collection policies/procedures to reflect this? How are you envisioning
> the future of CDs at your library – or are you?
> I would appreciate any examples or feedback from others involved in
> these decisions.
> Thank you,
> Michael Grutchfield, MLIS
> Collection Development Librarian
> Josephine Community Libraries
> 200 NW C Street
> Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
> mgrutchfield at josephinelibrary.org
> office: 541-476-0571
> fax: 541-479-0685
> “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find
> the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use
> a library, the doors to learning are always open.
> ( http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/laurabush335923.html) ”
> -Laura Bush
> ( http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/laurabush335923.html)
> Christopher D. Rumbaugh
> Adult Services Manager
> Salem Public Library
> crumbaugh at cityofsalem.net
> 503.588.6449
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