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Collection Development Manual 2009
Circulating Collection Selection

Standing Orders (Continuations)

Standing orders are placed on certain materials that are seldom reviewed and/or materials that are important enough that receiving them automatically and in a timely manner is better than missing them. Standing orders are usually placed for audiobooks, travel series, some Reference titles, hardbound magazines, and occasionally for publisher's series. Titles on the Standing Order list are evaluated on a continuing basis. Standing Orders are kept to a minimum, because of shipping and handling charges from some suppliers. However, Baker and Taylor does not charge us for shipping, so we try to get out print SO titles from them.

Audiobooks

The majority of our audiobook titles now come from a standing order with Audio Editions, which offers titles from many different companies.  We also have a small plan with Recorded Books to get Brilliance titles through them monthly at a heavily discounted price.

We have standing order plans from Recorded Books for books on CD. The quality of their titles is uniformly excellent, we receive discounts, free shipping, and free replacements for a year. Their support and service are excellent. Also, we currently have a very flexible standing order plan from BBC Audio.

Travel Guides

Our current standing order vendor for travel guides is Baker and Taylor. Currently, we have a selection of Fodor, Frommer, and Baedeker guides on standing order. We receive a 25% discount.

Reference Books

We currently get some reference titles as standing orders directly from the publishers. We generally have to pay hefty shipping and handling charges.

Hardbound Magazines

Our current standing order vendor for hardbound magazines is Regent. We currently receive titles from McCall's Needlework, House Beautiful, Stereo Review Buyer's Guide, and Woman's Day Best Ideas for Christmas.

Publisher's Series

We currently have none on standing order because of high shipping costs, and low or nonexistent discounts. For example, most Time-Life books are available from our jobbers at discounts ranging from 25-40%, so we order them individually.

Last updated: July 07, 2014
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