[Videolib] Re: promotional copies

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Tue, 10 Aug 2004 15:47:44 -0500

Ok, isn't being sent something to critique or screen mean that perhaps you
have agreed to do this to begin with? For a while, I had several vendors
call me offering to send me copies to preview, contingent on purchase. I
asked them not to do that, since I have absolutely no time to preview
something before deciding to purchase it, and if the material was sent
unsolicited, I would keep it without paying. According to some US Post
Office regulation, that state something like that unsolicited material is
the property of the reciever. Now, if I agree to preview, or critique, or
whatever, then I figure I have agreed to the sender's requirements, and am
bound to follow them. That would mean not adding the material to the
collection. Just my 2 cents.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us