Music Under Consideration: It's Like American Idol At the Library
August 02, 2011
One of the many reasons why I really enjoy working at a library is that I keep up on music just by watching what CDs come across the counter. Since a lot of my favorite music doesn’t get much radio airplay, I use the library as my primary source for music. A lot of people come in and browse the CD collection, or go online to the MCPL catalog to search for new music. But, did you know that you can place holds on music CDs before they even hit the library shelves, and that by doing so, you can have a say in determining the content of MCPL’s music collection?
MCPL uses customer hold requests as part of its method for selecting CDs for our music collection. In other words, it’s kind of like American Idol for the library; you get to vote for your favorite artists to be included in our collection with your hold requests. You can access these items by logging on to the catalog and clicking on the Forthcoming Titles link. On the Forthcoming Titles page, click on the Music Under Consideration link. You can now browse through CDs that MCPL is considering for purchase.
I browsed through the Music Under Consideration (click this link and add it to your favorites for easy access) and found a CD that I’d like to hear: Satisfied at Last by Texas country/rock legend Joe Ely. I placed a hold on this title by clicking on the Place Hold link because I really love this artist’s music, and I think it deserves a place in our collection. By spending some time perusing Music Under Consideration in our online catalog, you can help MCPL develop a music collection that reflects the listening tastes of its customers. So log on today, and vote for your favorite artists with your holds.