Thank you Vicky! That sounds like it is completely OK (maybe even 
encouraged) to freely share (not catalog or sell) as long as people know 
exactly what it is.


On 5/4/2018 11:37 AM, Vicky Smith wrote:
> Hi all--
>
> This has been an enjoyable conversation. I'd like to pick out what Andrea
> said: "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!?" It IS out there, and it's being used as a publicity tool.
> While it can't be treated as a finished copy, it has been judged close to
> finished enough to release from the publisher's control. Unless you've
> signed an NDA on an embargoed title, there is no legal reason to keep it
> secret. Publishers often like hearing that galleys are being spread around
> (informally, without exchange of money)--that often translates to more
> sales.
>
> With regard to terminology, ARC stands for "Advanced Reader Copy" and
> refers to any book shipped for publicity purpose before publication. Some
> publishers simply send finished copies early to review outlets and people
> they hope will spread buzz. Others who have longer timelines and deeper
> pockets do limited print runs from not-quite-final copy in order to get
> them to reviewers and influencers as early as possible; these are the ones
> stamped "Uncorrected" along with warnings to check quotations, etc.,
> against the finished book.
>
> I subscribe to ME-LIBS from my personal account, so my work info isn't in
> my sig. file. For people who don't know me, I am the editor of the
> children's section of Kirkus Reviews, so have had MANY conversations with
> publishers about ARCs, galleys, etc., and their disposition.
>
> Best,
> Vicky
>
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Michelle Fagan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I make mine into book art, my most recent review books were made into
>> hedgehogs! They are the gift that keeps giving.
>>
>> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 10:39 AM, Andrea DeBiase <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Results:
>>>
>>> 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"/
>>>
>>> Andrea
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>>>> On Behalf Of Vicky Smith
>>>> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2018 8:07 AM
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Fwd: [MELIBS-L] Uncorrected Proofs
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>> Vicky
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 7:51 AM, Pamela Dunning <
>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Wiscasset Public leaves them in the "give-away" bin with the old
>>>>> magazines, etc.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]
>> ]
>>>>> On Behalf Of Nancy Grant
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:43 PM
>>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>>> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Fwd: [MELIBS-L] Uncorrected Proofs
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>>> 207-564-3098
>>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>>> From: Andrea DeBiase <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> Date: Thu, May 3, 2018 at 4:21 PM
>>>>> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Uncorrected Proofs
>>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Would you catalog a book that was an "Uncorrected Proof"? Why or why
>> not?
>>>>> Thank you,
>>>>>
>>>>> Andrea
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Andrea DeBiase
>>>>> Library Director
>>>>> Carrabassett Valley Public Library
>>>>> 3209 Carrabassett Dr #3
>>>>> Carrabassett Valley   ME  04947
>>>>> PHONE: 207-237-3535
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>> --
>>> Andrea DeBiase
>>> Library Director
>>> Carrabassett Valley Public Library
>>> 3209 Carrabassett Dr #3
>>> Carrabassett Valley   ME  04947
>>> PHONE: 207-237-3535
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Michelle Fagan
>> Thompson Free Library
>> Dover-Foxcroft
>> 207-564-3350
>>
>
>

-- 
Andrea DeBiase
Library Director
Carrabassett Valley Public Library
3209 Carrabassett Dr #3
Carrabassett Valley   ME  04947
PHONE: 207-237-3535