|"While a 19 ton book bonanza sounds great, from long experience
in Faculty of Agriculure Libraries in the region, I have learned that if
the titles to be donated are not selected by the end user, then it is
vital to ask the donor for a list to choose from - my agricultural
library has at times received hundreds of copies of the biography of
a president's wife, .....of the Sociology of Aging, ......of the geography
of a specific region of the donor country... the list could go on.
||A book may appear to be free - but if the information
in it is not relevant or appropriate to our clients, there is a negative
cost especially in precious staff time in merely hauling it from
the airport, stamping it with the donor's logo and so on. May your
bonanza be better!