Re: FW: US News and World Report ceasing print Edwards, Mary 17 Nov 2010 18:36 UTC

There seems to be a little bit of a "let them eat cake" mentality among the publishers in the rush to go digital.  We're encountering the same thing with the Daily Hollywood Reporter.  They've gone to digital daily and weekly glossy in print.  Not everyone can afford an iPad or Smartphone.  And certainly sending the pdf to a single mailbox doesn't quite work for a library.

Digital is most certainly the way things will go -- and rightfully so.  However, it would be good if publishers could do this mindfully and not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Mary E. Edwards
Director of Library Services
The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA  90405-3035
310-314-6154 (tel.)

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [] On Behalf Of Amy Wise
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] FW: US News and World Report ceasing print

Jodi -

We decided to email customer service
and got very good results by simply letting them know we wanted to
subscribe to the print version.  Hope this helps.

Amy Wise

At 12:32 PM 11/17/2010, you wrote:
>From: Hilleshiem, Jodi
>Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 11:32 AM
>Subject: RE: US News and World Report ceasing print
>Just curious what people are doing about U.S. News & World
>Report.  The note on our subscription agent's page says to contact
>the publisher to order direct, but all I see is an option for
>individuals to subscribe to the weekly digital edition.  Any idea
>how to subscribe to the special print issues?
>Jodi Hilleshiem, MLS
>Assistant Director of Library Services
>Henderson-Wilder Library
>Upper Iowa University
>Fayette, IA  52142
>From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
>[] On Behalf Of Christopher Baker
>Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 3:15 PM
>Subject: [SERIALST] US News and World Report ceasing print
>Just an FYI. We've had titles in the past that we let go completely
>because the digital edition proved inaccessible on a system-wide
>basis, but it's interesting that they'll continue printing special issues.
>Christopher Baker
>Collection Development Librarian
>Gwinnett County Public Library
>(770) 822-5348
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