Re: backfiles of rare titles?? Rick Anderson 16 Jan 2004 17:15 UTC

> Okay, let the snickering begin.
> We have a faculty member that is insistent that we obtain
> backfiles, in color, of Vogue (1891-present) and Harper's Bazaar
> (1867-).

There's no cause for snickering.  If your library is supporting a curriculum
in fashion design or fashion merchandising or clothing and textiles or
marketing, then you really need to have the print backfiles for both of
those publications.  Microfilm won't cut it, and neither will online access
to the articles -- your students and researchers need to see the
advertisements, and they need to see color and texture.  Good luck!

Rick Anderson
Director of Resource Acquisition
University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
(775) 784-6500 x273