Re: Sports Illustrated policy Kevin M. Randall 07 Mar 2007 22:39 UTC

The swimsuit issue can have a legitimate research purpose in many
libraries.  (And no, I am not in the least trying to be funny or
sarcastic.)  The more this saga goes on, the more clear it does seem that
it's a sales ploy by the publisher.

Kevin M. Randall
Head of Serials Cataloging
Northwestern University Library
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Evanston, IL  60208-2300
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At 12:53 PM 3/7/2007, Ian Woodward wrote:
> >>--I bet  that corporate is afraid that if students can look at the
>issue in
>libraries, they won't buy their own copy.  It's all about money.  That's
>my cynical side, perhaps.<<
>Were that the case, the publisher would be loathe to honor any
>institutional subscriptions.  One might also suspect that the purposes
>to which the Swimsuit issue is put would render a library subscription a
>poor substitute for a personal copy.
>I.  Woodward
>Serials Office
>Colgate University Libraries
>Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
>13 Oak Drive
>Hamilton, N.Y. 13346
>Ph.:   315-228-7306
>Fax:   315-228-7029