Re: Sports Illustrated policy Ian Woodward 08 Mar 2007 14:04 UTC

I can imagine amateurish research using the swimsuit issue, somewhere in
the same region referred to in the spam that greets me every morning.

I.  Woodward
Serials Office
Colgate University Libraries
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, N.Y. 13346
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Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Sports Illustrated policy

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
it's a sales ploy by the publisher.

Kevin M. Randall
Head of Serials Cataloging
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
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.
>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
>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