Fwd: Re: Potential new Dogeared feature: Scarcity ratings for ML titles

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Wed May 11 18:18:05 EDT 2005

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> Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 14:27:19 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Cottonwood Books <cottonwoodbooks at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: Potential new Dogeared feature: Scarcity ratings for ML 
> titles
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> I think this is a great idea.  It could really flush out some 
> interesting info on certain titles.  It would be not only an 
> interesting exercise for this group of collectors, but useful, instead 
> of generating more simple minutia (not that we do).  I found the 
> rarity rankings (a scale of 1-7) one of the most interesting bits in 
> the new Everyman's guide.    I think tacking R at the front helps, as 
> we already talk in numbers (djs, binding types, catalogs, etc.)  An 
> issue though is that associating them on the website with the DJ only 
> doesn't allow for when djs were put on different bindings, especially 
> if one is much harder to find than another.  So... an "R" number 
> rating associated with each binding that jacket went on might do the 
> trick.  This could descend into which *jackets* are hardest to find, 
> such as an "R" rating for a 1st issue dj on a type 7, a regular type 7 
> binding numbered dj, a type 8 binding numbered dj, and the same jacket 
> on a type 9, etc.  I also like the ide!
>  a of a
>  special "never seen before" rating, so we have a useful scale (R1-R5, 
> or whatever) and then a "Unicorn" R6.  Well, that's my gut reaction, 
> at least.  All for it.
> benjamin clark
> Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com> wrote:
> 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 are out of date and don't reflect the more recent access to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.

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