RE: [askref] Amazon Self Publishers attempting to get Libraries to purchase books? Justin M. White 30 Jun 2016 14:02 EDT
I spent this morning dealing with about 10-15 of these messages. I emailed Springshare and they have banned the email. Their advice was to continue marking these as spam, and the filter will learn to block these messages. If you respond, you won't be able to mark the message of spam, so my advice (for all of our sanity) is to hesitate in responding on these kinds of messages, and check the ticket queue to see if they are popping up again and again. Justin M. White, MA, MLIS Assistant Professor, Metadata and Emerging Technologies Librarian Terry P. McMahan Library Hodges University 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33966 tel: 239-938-7820 email@example.com | www.hodges.edu -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ingrid Purrenhage Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:15 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [askref] Amazon Self Publishers attempting to get Libraries to purchase books? Greetings fellow Ask a Librarians, Out of curiosity have any of you been getting ask a librarian emails such as the following: June 30, 2016 Dear Library Director, Would you please consider adding the following three novels by August Sommers. Winter in America, Free Town, and The Rise of Caesar, as I do so enjoy his writing. Thank you for your time and cooperation. Ms. Janice Small Questioner Information Name: Janice Small Email: email@example.com We have gotten this exact message from the same person twice. The books in question are self published through Amazon Createspace. I was wondering if other libraries have gotten the same or similar requests. Feel free to reply to me off list. Ingrid Ingrid Purrenhage, MLIS Associate Director Library Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch firstname.lastname@example.org 813-527-6690 Pasco-Hernando State College Please Note: Due to Florida's very broad public records law, most written communications to or from College employees regarding College business are public records, available to the public and media upon request. Therefore, this email communication may be subject to public disclosure.Ask a Librarian's Electronic Discussion List To email the AskRef listserv, send your email to: email@example.com To unsubscribe from this email list, please visit tblc.org/unsubscribe-aalref using the password: TbLc_2016 This program is funded in part under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.