Re: Sports Illustrated policy Dan Lester 07 Mar 2007 14:55 UTC

This is starting to reach urban legend proportions.  Or someone at SI coming up with one of the world's lamest excuse.

The idea that "someone at the university" did this is amazing and completely unreasonable.

What I begin to wonder is whether or not someone who is trying to "protect our poor students from sin and evil" developed a program to send a bushel of such messages to SI, either snailmail, or more likely email.  Wouldn't take a lot to fake a series of return addresses from or, etc.  All of the content would be the same, and if they were sent over a number of days, no one would even be likely to notice.

Perhaps my biggest question is why in the world SI would even have a feature in their software to NOT send certain issues to certain libraries.  (Gee, I'm guessing Al Davis will be on the cover so don't send it?   Not likely.)


----- Original Message -----
From: Couillard, Monique Monique.Couillard@UNH.EDU
Sent: 3/7/07 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Sports Illustrated policy

> Hello Everyone,
> This is very interesting because we noticed last week that we have not
> received the Swimsuit issue either!
> I too contacted my rep at Ebsco who then called the publisher.  The
> response my rep got was as follows:
> "I called the publisher and they told me that they have a request from
> someone at the University to not send Volume 106 #7 which is the
> Swimsuit Issue"