03 September 2010

An Update on Recorded Books

The main contact for each member library using the Recorded Books One Click service should have received a letter by email on Wednesday regarding the GMLC Board of Directors' decision to stop the service.

Our current contract with Recorded Books runs out on October 1, and we would appreciate member library feedback as to whether you would like the service to continue through the end of 2010 or terminate at that time.

This decision was a difficult one, and we anticipate revisiting working with Recorded Books to provide their downloadable product in the future. If your library would be interested in continuing with the Recorded Books service in addition to your Listen Up! Vermont service, the GMLC is willing to work on negotiating a discount on behalf of our members. Please contact Stephanie Chase at schase[at]stowelibrary.org if you are interested.

Once our contract with Recorded Books is finished, we will be focusing our budget efforts on Listen Up! Vermont, including significantly increasing the Always Available collection, continuing to reduce the holds ratio and increase the availability of new materials, and also add ebooks in ePUB format to the collection.

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