[PW] Printed volumes of publisher/union fiction/nonfiction book catalogs
d-lien University of Minnesota
d-lien at umn.edu
Sun Sep 22 15:40:15 PDT 2019
I'm having trouble locating current (within the last 5 years) printed
volumes of book catalogs for an isolated library with no internet access.
I know at one point there were large hardbound volumes of catalogs like
Sounds like you're thinking of PTLA -- Publishers' Trade List Annual.
I don't know if it's still being published. I do recall that when I
retired six years ago that I hadn't actually used it in years, and
that the last ones I'd seen were but shadows of their former selves,
as fewer and fewer publishers contributed.
Dennis Lien // d-lien at umn.edu
On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 5:20 PM Matthew R.M. Cassidy
<mrmcassidy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm having trouble locating current (within the last 5 years) printed
> volumes of book catalogs for an isolated library with no internet access.
> I know at one point there were large hardbound volumes of catalogs like
> this published, but for the life of me I can't remember anything about them
> other than that they had a light blue cover (lol).
> As this library has no internet access these catalogs are used as a kind of
> Google search to discover information about books that could be requested
> via ILL.
> Any information you're able to provide would be greatly appreciated.
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