Re: Giving name of requestor to distrib/producer?

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:52:25 -0500 (EST)

Susan: This is confidential information. We buy from Appalshop and I
don't remember being asked for this information, but if they did, I would
tell that that it's confidential. Besides, I usually buy tapes on my own
initiative (only about 30% of our purchases are the result of faculty
requests), so the answer could legitimately be: "No one prompted it. I
selected it myself."

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Shaw, Susan Libr wrote:

> Maybe I'm overly squeamish, but I feel a little uncomfortable giving the
> name of the "prompter" (of the order) to the company that produced and
> distributes the video, even if it's only so that they can find out how the
> video requested is being used, etc. Appalshop Film & Video wants to know
> the name of the faculty member who requested a video so that they can
> contact the faculty person and ask them how they like it. Seems invasive
> to me. Comments?
> Susan Shaw
> Briggs Library
> South Dakota State Univ.