Re: Sports Illustrated policy Melissa Farley 07 Mar 2007 17:12 UTC

It doesn't really matter whether it's a public library or not.
Individual libraries, whether public or private, can make the decision
for themselves whether to display the issue, as can doctor's offices and
other public institutions.  It is never appropriate for the publisher to
make that decision for all of any group.  It is more appropriate for
them to have an opt-in list for such action.

As I implied before, it is even more scandal-worthy and appalling when
taxpayer's money is involved.

-Melissa Farley

Tian Zhang wrote:

>Anyhow, we are not a public library, and we are academic library. But we
>did not get that particular issue only. We claimed it as soon as we got
>no 8. But until today, we did not receive no 7 that we claimed for.
>Tian X. Zhang
>Head of Serials Department
>St. John's University Library
>8000 Utopia Parkway
>Queens, NY 11439
>Tel. 718 990-5082
>Fax 718 990-5938
>-----Original Message-----
>From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
>[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Joyce, Kelly
>Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 11:39 AM
>Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Sports Illustrated policy
>Well....  just finished my phone call and was told:
>"Your institution was flagged as a 'public institution' and so was not
>sent this issue.  There have been too many complaints from doctors'
>offices and other public places that this issue isn't acceptable there,
>so we won't be sending it,"
>When I told them I thought we could handle it and that we're a private
>college, not a public institution, I got the line about they've run out
>of copies and will extend for 2 issues.
>I imagine they're going to get slammed for this one...
> - Kelly Joyce


         Melissa Farley
   Library Technical Assistant
 Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library
   University of West Georgia
      Carrollton, GA 30118

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