[bksvol-discuss] Re: More Awards for Bookshare?

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 16:55:49 -0600

I'm not Shelley, Mike, but I wholeheartedly agree..  I think it must be a PR
move but it wonn't appeal to the average Bookshare customer.

Sue S.

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From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:38 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: More Awards for Bookshare?


While certainly havingg award winning books in the collection is a worth
while project, whatever that award category happens to be,
especially from a pr perspective, I suspect average readers would be more
impressed if goals such as having best sellers available within "xx" days
or weeks,book of the month type selections, et al were approached as
target projects.
More customers will read a best selling romance, mystery, or expose -- and
certainly these books are more often discussed around the office -- than
Pulitzer or Newberry books.
The question is whether these projects are first viewed for their pr value
or for providing the types of things that people in the everyday world
Ideally, one should have both.
That's how a conventional library is built; and that ought to be the
approach BookShare should follow in expanding its collection.

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