[PW] Printed volumes of publisher/union fiction/nonfiction book catalogs

Matthew R.M. Cassidy mrmcassidy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 14:08:57 PDT 2019

Hi Karen!

Thanks for the response and apologies for my late reply! The library is a
bit more than isolated as it is a prison library (I was just reluctant to
mention that) so there are many restrictions on technology.

I did remember the name of the books though! I was thinking of the Bowker
Books in Print volumes. The newest volumes are always absurdly expensive,
but you can often pickup used copies of the previous volumes for a
fraction of the price.


On Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 7:33 PM Karen Lofstrom <klofstrom at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:21 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.
> If the library has electricity, you can run a computer, even if it isn't
> hooked up to the net. You can transfer electronic catalogs to the computer
> with a thumb drive, or a DVD, or even an external hard drive storage device
> hooked up to the computer. You could have a regular schedule for updating
> the catalogs.
> Ancient net saying: never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon
> full of tapes. More modern: sneakernet.
> --
> Karen Lofstrom

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