ERIC Number: ED303167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluative Directory to Producers and Distributors of Unabridged Books on Cassette Tape. Occasional Papers Number 184.
Hoffman, Preston Jones
A study gathered information about producers and distributors of unabridged books on cassette tape for the use of librarians engaged in collection development. Questionnaires were distributed to 48 public libraries and 45 producers/distributors. This report includes an introduction covering the history of this medium and a rationale for collecting books on cassette in the public library; a literature review; a description of the survey methodology and results; and a discussion of the findings. A two-part directory to producers/distributors based on the survey results is then presented. The first part provides the results of the producer/distributor survey questionnaire, including the addresses and telephone numbers of the respondents, information on the number and genres of available titles, and policies on discounts, damage, duplication, ordering, and shipping charges. The second part reports librarians' comments on each producer/distributor. Copies of the questionnaires and additional names, addresses, and formats for producer/distributors are appended. (48 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Audiotape Cassettes, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Policy, Public Libraries, Publishing Industry, Questionnaires, Surveys, Talking Books
Occasional Papers, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Publications Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 249 Armory Building, 505 E. Armory Street, Champaign, IL 61820 ($5.00 plus $.50 postage prepaid).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.