[minervacirc] High Demand Hold Digest - The Freezing Moon Edition

Josh Tiffany jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us
Wed Jan 3 10:57:09 EST 2018


Greetings, salutations, and happy endurance and survival in the year 2018.

 

Be that as it may, welcome back to another peek into the collective
yearnings of our beloved patrons.  At the request of a reader out there,
I’ve started to include an Odds and Ends section for those materials that
pop up but aren’t among the normal stream of items carried by libraries
(videogames, MP-3s, kits, etc.)  

 

And once again, I offer some guidance on a growing issue.  The film
“Dunkirk” is one of those situations where the editions, copies, and
versions keep growing – and the lists of people waiting on them can get a
little weird.  But here is the breakdown (and please remember you will be
quizzed on this later):

 

-          Dunkirk (67 holds on 8 items) – This is a re-release of a 2004
BBC docu-drama narrated by Timothy Dalton and starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Since it was re-issued in 2017, it may look to some like they are requesting
the 2017 feature film if they don’t read the entire record.  But then again,
maybe 67 people really wanted to see a 13-year old documentary prior to
seeing the film.

-          Dunkirk (54 holds on 9 items) – the 2-disc DVD edition of
Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film.  Includes special features.

-          Dunkirk (24 holds on 7 items) - the 1-disc DVD edition of the
2017 film.  Most copies are originally part of the Blu-ray + DVD combo packs
so it lacks special features.

-          Dunkirk (12 holds on 6 items) – the 2-disc Blu-ray edition that
includes all the same special features as the 2-disc DVD edition.
Originally sold as a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack.

-          Dunkirk (11 holds on 3 items) – The Blu-ray + DVD 3-disc (2
Blu-ray + 1 DVD) edition.

 

So if you have a patron wander up to the desk and ask to be put on hold for
“Dunkirk”, I would advise you to:

-          Ask them if they want the documentary or the new movie

-          Ask them if they want DVD or Blu-ray

-          If your Library owns a copy in the appropriate format, ALWAYS put
them on hold for that version since they will get it sooner

-          If your Library does not own a copy, try to place them on the
item that has the lowest ratio of holds to copies.  

 

I’m beginning to suspect that the Hollywood distribution system of popular
films doesn’t take the needs of Library catalogers into account when
producing their goods.  

 

And as we start marching into the new year remember, in the words of either
Shooter Jennings or Stephen King, “Love your family, love your neighbor,
love your enemy as yourself.  Go on loving – it’s what humans do best and
the one thing THEY can’t kill.  Got it?”

 

And barring that, remember it is 2018 – what could possibly go wrong?

 

Cheers,

 

Josh

 

Joshua Tiffany, MLIS

Director – Gray Public Library

(207) 657-4110

jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us

 

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”– Jack Canfield

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High Demand Hold Digest January 2018

Books

1)      Origin (Brown) – 173 holds on 66 items

2)      The Rooster Bar (Grisham) – 173 holds on 72 items

3)      The Midnight Line (Child) – 167 holds on 65 items

4)      Little Fires Everywhere (Ng) – 132 holds on 53 items

5)      Two Kinds of Truth (Connelly) – 122 holds on 60 items

6)      Manhattan Beach (Egan) – 112 holds on 51 items

7)      The Wanted (Crais) – 71 holds on 30 items

8)      Unbound (Woods) – 61 holds on 14 items

9)      The Woman in the Window (Finn) – 49 holds on 9 items

10)   City of Endless Night (Preston Child) – 25 holds on 7 items

11)   The Immortalists (Benjamin) – 21 holds on 3 items

12)   The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983- 1992 (Brown)

13)   Wonder (Palacio) – 18 holds on 3 items

14)   Women & Power: A Manifesto (Beard) – 16 holds on 4 items

15)   Dinner in an Instant (Clark) – 15 holds on 7 items

16)   Hellbent (Hurwitz) – 13 holds on 4 items

17)   The Odyssey (Homer ) – 12 holds on 3 items

18)   Persepolis Rising (Corey) – 11 holds on 5 items

19)   Silence in the Age of Noise (Kagge) – 11 holds on 2 items

20)   The Naturalist’s Notebook (Wheelwright) – 10 holds on 3 items

Large Print

1)      The Midnight Line (Child) – 56 holds on 19 items

2)      The Rooster Bar (Grisham) – 51 holds on 17 items

3)      People vs. Alex Cross (Patterson) – 38 holds on 13 items

4)      Origin (Brown) – 36 holds on 16 items

5)      Hardcore 23 (Evanovich) – 35 holds on 13 items

6)      Two Kinds of Truth (Connelly) – 27 holds on 9 items

7)      Little Fires Everywhere (Ng) – 26 holds on 8 items

8)      Manhattan Beach (Egan) – 16 holds on 8 items

9)      Artemis (Weir) – 10 holds on 4 items

10)   Keeper of Lost Things (Hogan) – 6 holds on 2 items

Audiobook

1)      Beneath a Scarlet Sky (Sullivan) – 11 holds on 5 items

2)      Café by the Sea (Colgan) – 7 holds on 1 item

3)      Year One (Roberts) – 6 holds on 3 items

4)      The Long Haul (Murphy) – 5 holds on 2 items

5)      Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery (Colgan) – 4 holds on 1 item

6)      Prairie Fires (Fraser) – 4 holds on 1 item

7)      Sourdough (Sloan) – 4 holds on 1 item

8)      Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (Matthews) – 3 holds on 1 item

9)      A Christmas Carol (Dickens) -3 holds on 1 item

10)   It’s All Relative (Jacobs) – 3 holds on 1 item

Graphic Novels

1)      Dog Man and Cat Kid (Pilkey) – 31 holds on 11 items

2)      Amazing Spider-Man: Complete alien costume saga – 4 holds on 2 items

3)      One Piece vol. 84 – 4 holds on 1 item

4)      Courtney Crumrin: Vol 5 – 3 holds on 1 item

5)      Batman vol 9: Bloom – 2 holds on 1 item

6)      Blacknest Night, Black Lantern Corps: Vol 2 – 2 holds on 1 item

7)      Champions vol. 2 – 2 holds on 1 item

8)      Ouran High School Host Club vol. 2 – 2 holds on 1 item

9)      Suicide Squad vol 4 – 2 holds on 1 item

10)    

Blu-ray

1)      Kingman: The Golden Circle – 18 holds on 4 items

2)      The Dark Tower – 17 holds on 2 items

3)      Baby Driver – 15 holds on 4 items

4)      Dunkirk (2017) – 15 holds on 6 items

5)      Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – 14 holds on 4
items

6)      War for the Planet of the Apes – 12 holds on 3 items

7)      Atomic Blonde – 11 holds on 5 items

8)      The Hitman’s Bodyguard – 11 holds on 5 items

9)      Logan Lucky – 11 holds on 4 items

10)   Detroit – 10 holds on 2 items

11)   The Glass Castle – 10 holds on 5 items

12)   Home Again – 10 holds on 2 items

13)   Wind River – 10 holds on 2 items

14)   American Assassin – 8 holds on 3 items

15)   Mother! – 8 holds on 2 items

16)   The Handmaid’s Tale – 7 holds on 1 item

17)   Stronger – 5 holds on 1 item

18)   The Mountain Between us – 4 holds on 1 item

19)   Victoria & Abdul – 4 holds on 2 items

20)   Cars 3 – 3 holds on 1 item

DVDs

1)      Victoria & Abdul – 83 holds on 21 items

2)      Dunkirk (2004 Docu-Drama) – 75 holds on 8 items

3)      Dunkirk (2017 2-disc special edition) – 56 holds on 9 items 

4)      Wonder Woman (2017 1-disc w/special feature) – 37 holds on 8 items

5)      The Mountain Between Us – 30 holds on 10 items

6)      Dunkirk (2017 1-disc edition) – 28 holds on 7 items

7)      The Hitman’s Bodyguard – 25 holds on 11 items

8)      Stronger – 24 holds on 10 items

9)      Mother! – 17 holds on 8 items

10)   Tulip Fever – 15 holds on 7 items

11)   The Handmaid’s Tale – 14 holds on 1 item

12)   Home Again – 14 holds on 6 items

13)   Battle of the Sexes – 12 holds on 1 item

14)   Classical Stretch, Aging Backwards – 10 holds on 1 item

15)   Murder on the Orient Express (2010 TV) – 10 holds on 3 items

16)   The Room – 10 holds on 3 items

17)   Wonder Woman (animated) – 8 holds on 1 item

18)   It’s a Wonderful Life – 7 holds on 3 items

19)   Max: White House Hero 2 – 7 holds on item

20)   Super Dark Times – 7 holds on 3 items

 

TV Series

1)      Game of Thrones: Season 7 (DVD) – 98 holds on 21 items

2)      Murdoch Mysteries: Series 10 – 25 holds on 4 items

3)      Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season 4 – 22 holds on 0 items

4)      Fargo: Year 3 – 22 holds on 10 items

5)      Stranger Things: Season 1 – 19 holds on 6 items

6)      The Durrells of Corfu: Season 2 – 17 holds on 7 items

7)      Death in Paradise: Season 6 – 16 holds on 3 items

8)      Stranger Things: Season 1 (Blu-ray + DVD combo) – 11 holds on 4
items

9)      Designated Survivor: Season 1 – 10 holds on 5 items

10)   George Gently: Series 8 – 10 holds on 4 items

11)   Heartland: Season 10 – 10 holds on 2 items

12)   Game of Thrones: Season 7 (Blu-ray) – 7 holds on 2 items

Blu-ray + DVD combo

1)      The House – 18 holds on 2 items

2)      Dunkirk (2017) – 12 holds on 3 items

3)      Victoria and Abdul – 9 holds on 2 items

4)      Atomic Blonde – 8 holds on 2 items

5)      Hitman’s Bodyguard – 8 holds on 1 item

6)      Despicable Me 3 – 4 holds on 1 item

7)      Birth of the Dragon – 3 holds on 1 item

8)      Ghost in the Shell – 2 holds on 1 item

9)      Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – 2 holds on 1 item

10)   PoC: Dead Men Tell No Tales – 2 holds on 1 item

Music CDs

1)      Great Hits (AC/DC) – 4 holds on 1 item

2)      Ctrl (SZA) – 3 holds on 1 item

3)      Game of Thrones Season 7 soundtrack – 3 holds on 1 item

4)      Hot Thoughts (Spoon) – 3 holds on 1 item

5)      A Pentatonix Christmas – 3 holds on 1 item

6)      WOW Christmas – 3 holds on 1 item

7)      Christmas Together (Piano Guys) – 2 holds on 1 item

8)      Cold Mountain – 2 holds on 1 item

9)      Masseduction (St. Vincent) – 2 holds on 1 item

10)   Now That’s What I call Music 63 – 2 holds on 1 item

Odds and Ends:

1)      It (King) (MP3) – 4 holds on 1 item

2)      Discovery Kit: Fairies – 3 holds on 1 item

3)      Ocean Discovery Kit – 3 holds on 1 item

4)      Injustice 2 (videogame) – 3 holds on 1 item

5)      Arms (videogame) – 2 holds on 1 item

6)      Uncharted: Lost Legacy (videogame) – 2 holds on 1 item

FLASHBACK – High Demand Holds from January 2016

 

Books

1)      Rogue Lawyer (Grisham) – 185 holds on 71 items

2)      The Guest Room (Bohjalian) – 52 holds on 13 items

3)      Boys in Trees (Simon) – 33 holds on 9 items

4)      Even Dogs in the Wild (Rankin) – 21 holds on 5 items

5)      Spark Joy (Konda) – 21 holds on 6 items

6)      What She Knew (Macmillan) – 19 holds on 3 items

7)      The Door (Szabo) – 18 holds on 4 items

8)      The Past (Hadley) – 17 holds on 5 items

9)      After She’s Gone (Jackson) – 14 holds on 6 items

10)   Year of Yes (Rhimes) – 12 holds on 6 items

DVD

1)      A Walk in the Woods – 99 holds on 13 copies

2)      Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – 71 holds on 20 copies

3)      Ant-man – 62 holds on 25 copies

4)      Ricki and the Flash – 59 holds on 18 copies

5)      Minions – 58 holds on 28 copies

6)      The Man from UNCLE – 57 holds on 22 copies

7)      Trainwreck – 53 holds on 20 copies

8)      Maze Runner: Scorch Trials – 39 holds on 10 copies

9)      Ted 2 – 34 holds on 5 copies

10)   Pan – 28 holds on 5 copies

 

 

 

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