Potential new Dogeared feature: Scarcity ratings for ML titles

Joel Setzekorn joelsetz at earthlink.net
Wed May 11 16:46:13 EDT 2005

i'd be very interested.   how would we be able to help?

joel setzekorn
rhyme and reason books co.

On Wed, 11 May 2005 12:32:26 -0700, Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com>  

> Folks,
> I'm forever getting e-mails from folks asking about he scarcity of this  
> or that ML titles. The values in the Guide are of some help, but they  
> are out of date and don't reflect the more recent access to availability  
> that Internet auctions and buying venues provide.
> So I'm thinking that it would be great to devise a rarity scale for  
> titles in DJs. Each DJ in the database would display the scarcity level.
> I suggest a simplified scale with five levels:  R1 would be the most  
> common (typified by Shaw's Four Plays) and R5 would be the most scarce  
> (for example, an unremaindered Gatsby). Perhaps there could be a special  
> category for ones never seen, such as a first catalog Dorian Gray.
> Of course, there would be many issues to be worked through; the  
> discussions would take place right here in this Listserv.
> Whaddayathink? Would this be valuable? What are the issues to be  
> resolved? Are five categories enough? What would the criteria for  
> categories be? What else?
> Scot Kamins
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