I had actually checked out the MOLDI offerings awhile back when it was relatively new to CML, and I remembered being disappointed over the lack of offerings and the lack of appeal of the few offerings available. Thankfully, it appears that the collection has been expanded significantly. However, it seems that the majority of the collection is way outside the mainstream. I'm not talking cool independent titles or thought-provoking documentaries or scientific specials, but rather a surprisingly large number of B-grade movies, old pulp fiction films and just really off-the-wall titles. I don't know if MOLDI is trying to appeal mostly to cult film followers or if those contributing to the collection have much better access to less popular films, but I'm wondering if patrons will be more than a little surprised and perhaps disappointed when they browse the collection. Still, there's definitely a place for hard-to-find titles, and the library is fulfilling part of its obligation to make more obscure titles in every media accessible.
I found a favorite documentary of mine, "Super Size Me" by Morgan Spurlock, and attempted to place a hold on the title. Unfortunately, I got the following error message:
The following system error occurred...
Error number: 0xC0001F42
Error message: Unable to open a recordset in the database.
If this error persists, please contact technical support.
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So much for "Super Size Me." I'll come back later when there's a little less mold in the MOLDI engine.