Re: ESPN the magazine Werner Lind 09 Jun 2000 01:02 UTC

Our library has also been receiving it.  I've been assuming it is another
freebie subscription from EBSCO, our former periodicals jobber.  When they
learned last year that we were going to choose another jobber, they
showered us with several gift subscriptions to light-weight titles in an
attempt to woo us to change our minds.  This may or may not be the true
explanation in this case, but it's the only one I can think of.

On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, tracey delillo wrote:

> Since January, our library has been consistently receiving issues
> of _ESPN the magazine_ (issn 1097-1998).  Now, we never subscribed to or
> paid for the magazine, as far as I can tell.  I was wondering if anyone
> else has been mysteriously receiving this publication, and if anyone could
> shed any light on WHY i suddenly have this subscription.  Possibilities
> that I considered were: (1) that the magazine is somehow affiliated with
> another sports magazine, and the subscription is therefore free, (2) that
> it's a marketing ploy, and the minute i break down and catalog and shelve
> these issues, they'll send me a bill.  Does anybody else have this
> problem?  Anybody have an answer?
> Thanks,
> Tracey DeLillo
> Serials Librarian
> Bell Library
> Texas A&M - Corpus Christi

Werner A. Lind
Reference Librarian
Bluefield College
3000 College Dr.
Bluefield, VA 24605