Answered By: Joelle Maurepas
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015     Views: 14

I just spoke with the assistant to the librarian whose duties cover most of our A/V purchases.  According to him, the reason that there are no new items added to the collection for this format showing up is that we have not added new CD recorded music titles during that time period.

This is quite normal.  Especially with A/V titles, purchasing often occurs in cycles based on dealings with our vendors.  There are other factors, too music delivery and formats are beginning to shift into streaming and downloadable services.

We currently subscribe to three database services that provide legal and free downloads via our databases homepage.  As these services spool up, you'll probably see purchases of CD recorded music diminish.

You may want to check out our online services.

Feel free to browse through Overdrive.com, OperaLive in Video, Freegal, and the Music Online services.

In the meantime, you can find our most recent CD Recorded Music purchases by going into advanced search in our catalog

1) Set the search term drop down menu to "Call Number" and enter "CD MUSIC*" as your value.

2) Under format type set the type to "Music CD recorded"

3) Under "Date Added to the Collection" select "6 months"

Click search, this should pull up our most recent CD acquisitions. 

If you require an item that the library does not own, please contact our reference department at (225) 231-3750.  Depending on the age and whether it is owned by the State Library, we  may be able to borrow it for you from them.

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