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Re: title change "Consciousness raising" (Mitch Turitz) Marcia Tuttle 18 Mar 1996 13:20 UTC

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Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 18:41:13 -0800
From: Mitch Turitz <turitz@SFSU.EDU>
Subject: Re: title change "Consciousness raising"

Wow!  I haven't personally so much "thank you" e-mail in a long time!
(not only posted on Serialst).

Beverly and Regina: Yes! PLEASE everyone, feel free to copy my email
letter and modify it as necessary (in case you forgot the subject it was
in your email, then forward it to *favorite* publisher when they do a
nasty title change (after minor editing).

Or you can just do your own.

I now have to give thanks to Eleanor Cook, who was responsible for
ALA publishing the pamphlet "YOU NAME IT", which supplied me with some of
the most convincing statements I included in the letter.  I believe the
pamphlet is free from ALA (Eleanor, please correct me if this is NOT the
case) and is also available for photocopying and distributing (to
vendors, of course).  Does anyone know if it is also available via the
ALA web page?

By the way: Regina, you are no slouch when it comes to promoting our
cause.  Virtually Every ALA or NASIG conference has a minimum of one
major topic given by you.

What else can I say, we ALL deserve pats on the back now and then.

In the words of Bill and Ted, "Be excellent to yourselves, dude!"

-- Mitch

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Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 09:00:21 -0500
From: Regina R. Reynolds <rrey@LOC.GOV>
Subject: Title change "consciousness raising"

Thank you, Mitch!  Times three!  My first thank you to Mitch is for giving
me an opportunity to publicly thank Mitch Turitz for his unflagging
endorsements of the ISSN and his valuable referrals of serialists and
publishers to NSDP via this list and via letters such as his recent title
change letter.

The second thank you is for that great letter!  The letter makes an
excellent case to publishers for only changing titles when it's absolutely
necessary.  Third, thanks for inspiring the following idea: given the ease
of sending a form letter by e-mail, and given that more publishers have
e-mail addresses, how about a campaign to send letters modelled on Mitch's
to publishers who have just made unnecessary title changes?  I know we are
all over-worked and under-staffed, but even a few letters from lots of
serialists might make an impact on an area where publisher education is
much needed.

How about it?

Regina Reynolds
Head, National Serials Data Program
Library of Congress

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 10:29:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Title change "consciousness raising" (Regina Reynolds)

I like Regina's idea of sending letters as Mitch did.
Mitch, is it okay with you if others use your letter, modified where necessary,
when contacting publishers?

Beverly Geckle
University of Baltimore Law Library

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