blurbs for catalog records
- July 21, 2008 @ 2:49pmLiz Barksdale says:We've been updating our library catalog to include summaries for more items. If we can't get a summary off an item itself or a publisher description from Library of Congress or another catalog, we've been using some descriptions from Amazon or Barnes and Noble online. I am wondering if this is okay--sometimes we change the descriptions slightly to make them less subjective, but we credit the site we got them from.
- July 24, 2008 @ 12:51pmJanetCroft says:Many of the "product descriptions" on Amazon are taken from the publishers' websites of catalogs, but not necessarity all. I think you'd be safest going to the publisher's own description of the item on their own website. Using the customer reviews would definitely NOT be a safe thing to do!
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