I think what they want is a title (or titles) they can't find easily, with
PPR and duplication rights plus whatever else strikes their fancies, from a
vendor that takes POs. This happens at QBI, too, but with us it's usually
hard to find books. As for the reams of paper and what institutions want,
I've filled out 20-25 page forms about cataloging that ask for patently
impossible things. It's kind of like the "desired" qualities in a job
advertisement, wishful thinking in the marketplace.
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