Saturday, April 19, 2008

Litigation without defendants?

In the interest of quality journalism, I offer two interesting notes from Library Journal's recent post about Georgia State University being sued:

Is the issue over 6700 words or 6700 works? There is a slight difference between the two.

Who, exactly are the plaintiffs? The author of the article identifies 7 individuals/organizations, 3 on one side and 4 on the other. He also says that they are all plaintiffs.

There is also a minor error of punctuation in the first paragraph, but I will let the editors of Library Journal find it.

This will be an interesting case to watch, even after the errors in LJ's article are fixed.

Post script: The original date of the article was 4/16/08. On 4/21/08 "6700 words" was changed to "6700 works." The plaintiff issue still stands.

Second post script: The defendants were finally identified correctly late this morning (4/22/08).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Dynamic Librarian, for trying to uphold SOME standards in publishing. It would appear that the folks at LJ do not have the appropriate editorial skills. Perhaps in their haste to get the story out they "overlooked" a few details. In any event, this is unacceptable and they should be ashamed to have this piece available to the public.