RE: Pape rwork Question

Rhonda Rosen (
Fri, 9 Aug 2002 11:15:21 -0700 (PDT)

Jessica -
why don't you purchase a few rubber stamps that say
"Not in our collection" or "Not able to fulfill your
request" --just stamp the offending p.o. and return
that way, it has only taken a few seconds of your time
and informs the person ordering that there is a
just a thought -

Rhonda Rosen
Loyola Marymount University

--- Mike Tribby <> wrote:
> > And I guess since I don't send 5 pages of
> >paperwork w/ $20 orders [or any orders for that
> matter], it's hard for me
> >to imagine what the heck those people are asking
> for.
> >I guess we can agree to disagree about the courtesy
> of throwing away those
> >POs for films that never existed from companies
> you've never done business
> >with. But it does seem pretty lazy on the part of
> the folks doing the
> >ordering to not even verify that you carry a title.
> 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.
> Go Sox!
> Mike Tribby
> Senior Cataloger
> Quality Books Inc.
> The Best of America's Independent Presses
> If you don't want to have too many rules broken,
> don't have too many rules.

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