Re: Standard and Poor's Corporation Records Barbara Pope 08 Feb 2008 14:47 UTC

I have had a similar issue with the newsletter On the Line from the
American Correctional Association and the ENR newsletter from
McGraw-Hill.  On the Line used to come out in print (monthly, I think).
This year, I received a note saying it would only come out in email.  I
call the publisher and told them that while the email format may work
well for the large majority of the members, librarians do not read their
newsletter.  Library patrons do, but how do we disseminate it to them?
I think we would could survive quite nicely if it was online, but an
email newsletter being delivered to a library just does not make sense.
The person I spoke to at that publisher expressed confusion and
disbelief at what I was saying.  Why don't they ever ask before they do
these things?

Barbara Pope, MALS
Periodicals/Reference Librarian
Axe Library
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS  66762

Kristen Fredericksen wrote:
> Hi Connie,
>    Our librarians agree with you. I have called and e-mailed Susan
> Cortes, whose name is on the letter from S&P, to ask if we can get our
> package price reduced but she has not responded. This situation has
> led us to review all of our S&P titles to determine whether we really
> need them anymore, but no decisions have been made. I'd love to hear
> how others are dealing with this.
> Kristen
>> How are others dealing with this change in format from S&P from print
>> to email only for their Corporation Records.
>> I must continue to register extreme dismay and an ecologically-based
>> protest about the recent move by S&P to email the corporation
>> records, daily, biweekly, etc. We have not printed out on one side
>> (as we do not have double-side capability) one inch of documents,
>> compared to the previously received thin paper/front/back
>> publications. This is a huge waste of space and time.
>> I hope that the S&P staff will reconsider or consider an IP-based
>> access. This email think is absurd.
>> Because S&P bundles packages and pricing for libraries, to pull out
>> one title, does not achieve measurable cost-savings either.
>> I'd appreciate others commiserating, providing alternate
>> possibilities, or assuring me I'm not off-base in this assessment.
>> thanks
>> Connie Foster