On Sun, 7 May 2000, Deg Farrelly wrote:
> Many thanx to all who responded to my inquiry about use of Amazon.com
> I appreciate the added suggestions of other vendors to try.
> I was perhaps too circumspect in my original question. Our acquisitions
> unit is interested in processes that are quick and easy and minimize the
> paper work that staff must complete. We are also interested in obtaining
> shipments in the shortest time frame, with the least number of "Unable to
> Fill" reports, etc. All honorable.
> I am, however, concerned with the long term effect of pulling business from
> the established, "brick and mortar" companies (Ambrose, Facets, Films for
> the Humanities, etc.) in favor of e-commerce. I am not questioning the use
> of e-commerce. Traditional, time-proven vendors, however, add value
> (carrying obscure, less profitable titles, assisting in tracking down
> hard-to-find works, collegial relationships on a first-name basis, etc.) I
> am concerned that if the popular titles are siphoned off to the e-vendors,
> the future of companies like Facets is threatened.
> I am also concerned of an attitude of "Amazon First" resulting in an
> attitude that if Amazona cannot supply, no one can.
> Thank you again for your timely and informative responses.
> deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
> Media / Women's Studies / Document Delivery Program Manager
> Arizona State University West
> 4701 West Thunderbird Road, P.O. Box 37100
> Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
> Phone: 602.543.8522 | Fax: 602.543.8540 | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristine R. Brancolini, Media/Film Studies/Digital Library Program
Main Library E170, 1320 E. Tenth Street
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
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