Review copies should absolutely not be added to the collection. All the comments on this thread have been spot on.
CE Coordinator/LSTA Evaluator/Data and Evaluation Specialist
Maine State Library
64 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0064
From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andrea DeBiase
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Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Uncorrected Proofs
I think it would be a great idea for the Maine State Library or Maine Library Association to make a strong recommendation on this topic.
Overwhelming consensus *NOT TO CATALOG.*..got that.
*M**ost would not sell in a book sale*...but many place them in a free bin...or give away as prizes.
Should they be allowed for Staff only? It seems a shame to simply place them in a recycle bin, but I do understand that the author might not want it out there...but it already is out there!? Someone had a good
question: Is an Uncorrected Proof the same as ARC - Advanced Reader's Copy?
Thanks you for your feedback. I will not catalog them and will not sell them at t=our book sale. I might set them out with a sign that states exactly what the are, unless that is considered unacceptable. I like this by Vicki :/putting them in an "informal//citizen-reviewer collection or a giveaway bin"/
On 5/4/2018 10:15 AM, Cathrina Skov wrote:
> We don't even put them in a giveaway bin. I don't believe these are meant for the public's eyes, so putting them out there in any way is a disservice to the author. We toss them when we get them.
> Cathrina Skov
> Waldoboro Public Library
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Vicky Smith
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> Weighing in as a person who works with uncorrected proofs all the
> time, I can tell you that Deb is absolutely right: Often there are
> significant changes made to a book beyond simply correcting typos and
> misspellings after a galley has been printed, and representing an
> uncorrected proof as equivalent to the finished book is doing a
> disservice to both the book and your readers. There is a powerful
> argument to be made for cataloging uncorrected proofs as such in a
> dedicated archive, but unless that is part of your library's mission,
> I strongly recommend putting any galleys or other pre-publication
> printings that come your way into an informal citizen-reviewer collection or a giveaway bin, as Nancy and Pamela suggest.
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 7:51 AM, Pamela Dunning
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>> Wiscasset Public leaves them in the "give-away" bin with the old
>> magazines, etc.
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>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nancy Grant
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>> I agree with NOT putting them in the card catalog.
>> But you could have a special "reviewers shelf", allow checkouts using
>> the old checkout cards, and let patrons give you a review of the book
>> and/or vote for "yes, buy" or "not interested".
>> Might put up a warning that is these are pre-pub books and will have
>> spelling/punctuation mistakes.
>> Nancy B. Grant
>> Maine Balsam Libraries Consortium President Retired LMS, NBCT
>> Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
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>> From: Andrea DeBiase <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: Thu, May 3, 2018 at 4:21 PM
>> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Uncorrected Proofs
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>> Would you catalog a book that was an "Uncorrected Proof"? Why or why not?
>> Thank you,
>> Andrea DeBiase
>> Library Director
>> Carrabassett Valley Public Library
>> 3209 Carrabassett Dr #3
>> Carrabassett Valley ME 04947
>> PHONE: 207-237-3535
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