I've seen both extremes here in the Chicago area. One library tosses
booklets from box sets (blasphemers!), while several do a great job of
keeping it all intact. In fact, I just discovered one has the first
Paramount Revenant set! It was on hold, so I took the Charley Patton
Revenant set instead. Chicago Public tries to circulate everything, but I
suspect they have a few cretins behind the circ desk who don't pay
attention and couldn't care less. It's hard to manage a situation like
that when you have dozens of branches and skill levels.
On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Chris Bishop <[log in to unmask]>
> I would think a library would include the booklet if they had it.
> Once I went to pick up a brand new box set I had on reserve from Portland
> OR's public library. I was to be the second person to check it out. It had
> been on reserve prior to the release date, so it had never been out in the
> public stacks. All the booklets that accompanied the CDs were missing -
> those hadn't been barcoded, only the main book had. I asked if they had
> been stored somewhere, but the library didn't do that with their CDs. It
> was very likely that the first person to check it out had stolen these
> I suggested the librarians could at least ask this patron about the
> booklets, perhaps the attention would discourage him in the future. But the
> librarians weren't interested, and they're not police after all. Pillaging
> from libraries is common enough, but it was shocking to see it done so
> quickly to a fine new acquisition!
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Paul Urbahns <[log in to unmask]>
> > Why not ask the library, they probably put it in a file folder someplace.
> > On 3/12/15, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > Beggars can't be choosers, but it's very annoying when a library
> > circulates
> > > CDs without booklets.
> > > Such was the case for "Never No Lament - The Blanton-Webster Band
> > 1940-42,"
> > > a 2003 3-CD compilation
> > > put out by BMG. If anyone owns this set and would kindly lend me the
> > > booklet, I sure would
> > > appreciate it. Please ping off-list if you can help.
> > >
> > > -- Tom Fine
> > >