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From: "Fredric Z. Saunders" <>
Subject: [APG] Re: File copies/billing
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 19:48:21 -0600
>If and when a client wants to continue a project, and you need information
>that's not in your report, what's wrong with asking the client to send you
>copies of whatever?
1. From a client's viewpoint, I know what my opinion would be of a researcher who asked me to send them copies of something THEY sent me in a previous report: VERY unprofessional, and I would surely engage someone else.
2. Many times in order to get a readable photocopy of an original record on microfilm, it is necessary to increase the background darkness to a light gray. Also what about those records that are soiled, waterstained, or on which the microfilm operator had uneven lighting? For any of the previous to make a photocopy of the photocopy is going to leave you with an unreadable record.
>If he doesn't have a copy, and you have to go get another, you can charge
>your full hourly rate to do so.
See number 1 above. Bye-bye researcher. As a client I'm not going to pay a researcher twice for the same research when they ask me to send a copy of something they previously sent me and I can't make a readable photocopy due to number 2 above.
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