The role of Non-Print Media in Public Libraries

Someone wrote in with this.

With the advent of so many electronic resources in public libraries, the role of non-print media in the collection is often overlooked. Our limited resouces are often divided between electronic and paper resources. Yet, in looking at my own libraries circulation statistics, a great deal of our circulation is in the form of non-print media.


Non-print media is also frought with conflict. Public libraries, who have no problem buying bestsellers in paper, veer away from top media titles.


It seems like we have just enough media to pacify the community without any attempt at being proactive in this area.\"
What do you think?

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