Potential new Dogeared feature: Scarcity ratings for ML titles

Scot Kamins kamins at dogeared.com
Wed May 11 18:35:56 EDT 2005

On May 11, 2005, at 1:46 PM, Joel Setzekorn wrote:

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

I don't know. :-D  Great question!  Any ideas? Anyone? Ferris...?

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 they are out of date and don't reflect the more recent access to 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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Scot Kamins

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