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Re: Are banner ads acceptable on licesnsed databases?
- To: GenAnnual@aol.com
- Subject: Re: Are banner ads acceptable on licesnsed databases?
- From: MARIE SPINA <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 02:17:24 EDT
- Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sender: email@example.com
Librarians would mind very much if the ads are intrusive into screen format, were constant pop-ups and did not help stabalize the content, indexing and pricing of the database as print ads are supposed to in traditional publications. What if the advetising becomes another hotlink to some "product" or index the library does not subscribe to? What cumbersome tools taht would be. Some indexing in pront had ads but this was major feature or pupose. Index services did not base procing onad revenues. With consolidation of so many information services this is questionable for the scope of index. We will no doubt have to accept some ads as we are forced to accept intruction of ads in everything to from nursery on. However, it would be a great service to all infro seekers if a reasonable amount and focus were created and perhaps discussed by a broad spectrum of reasonable librarians who had the ear of the corporate database providers whose main interest in economic usually while ours in the information and acces to it. From: GenAnnual@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Are banner ads acceptable on licesnsed databases? Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 09:08:29 EDT Colleagues, I need your opinion. An online database vendor has asked me if librarians would accept or object to their placing banner ads, visible to library patrons, on licensed databases hosted by their company? What would be your reaction? Not care; accepting; would cancel the subscription or? I take it that they feel they could charge lower fees if they had the additional revenue from the ads. What's your feeling? Marie Cimino Spina Assistant Head, Acquisitions New York University Elmer Holmes Bobst Library 70 Washington Square South New York, New York 10012 Voice: 212 998-2481 Fax: 212 995-4366 email: email@example.com
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