Hi Andie,
Review copies should absolutely not be added to the collection.  All the comments on this thread have been spot on.


Stephanie Zurinski, 
CE Coordinator/LSTA Evaluator/Data and Evaluation Specialist
Maine State Library
64 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0064 
207 287-5632
207 287-5620


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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.

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
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> 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
>>
>
>

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