[bksvol-discuss] Re: Wish List requests

  • From: Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:36:28 -0400

Hi, Cindy, Jamie, and Donna. I agree that finding all books by each of these authors would be a time-consuming chore. While I'd love to see a lot of these authors' books in the collection, some of these authors have 80 books or more that would have to be added to the wish list. We're already swamped with specific titles that have been requested. I can't help but think that adding all of the books by these authors that are not in the collection will double or even triple the size of the wish list. When I tackle a title that's currently on the wish list, I know there's a really good chance the requester will validate the book and my time won't be wasted. I sometimes wonder about the ones where someone has listed literally every book an author has written. Do they really want each book, or did they make an author request but don't necessarily want every book? If I scan a bunch of books by Erle Stanley Gardner, titles that Jamie might put on this list, will this man still validate a book I scan if he's already read it somewhere else? I think Cindy's idea of putting a paragraph listing these authors at the end of the wish list makes good sense. It will save Jamie from a lot of leg work and would keep our wish list at a manageable level. It would let people know what kind of authors this reader would like to see represented in our collection. For what it's worth, I agree with him on almost each name. So many books, and so few hours to scan them. I cannot speak for anyone else, but it really does matter to me when I know that someone is actually going to validate my scans from the wish list.

Monica Willyard

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