Talk:Follett Corporation

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Speedy Delete Contested[edit]

I created this page because I work in the book industry (NOT for Follett, but actually for one of their competetors), and I found it interesting that there is no page for this, as there is for many other large corporations. It is certainly not a "blatent advertisment". I had initially considered creating a stub simply stating

Follett Corporation is an Illinois based company that provides a variety of book-related services to schools, colleges, and public libraries through its subsidiaries.

, but I decided to actually do some research and comprise a base for what could be a good article. I see having a page for Follett no different from having pages for Barnes & Noble, Borders Group, Ingram_Book_Group, Foyles, etc. Tony P 16:22, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Not being the author, I can and have removed the speedy deletion tag, for it at present can not reasonably be considered primarily an advertisement. it seems a respectable publishing company stub, perhaps in need of both expansion and editing. DGG 20:31, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

I found this page researching a Bible I have, The Interlinear Literal Translation of the Greek New Testament, Copyright, 1897 by Wilcox & Follett Co., Chicago, Illinois, editor George Ricker Berry, Ph.D. of the University of Chicago and Colgate University, Department of Semitic Languages. (LAL, 5:12 p.m., May 12, 2007)


If it's not an advertisement, wouldn't it be better to delete things like "During the next two decades, C.W.'s sons infused the company with ideas and enthusiasm..." ?--Bobrowen (talk) 23:16, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Data Warehouseing[edit]

does anyone think a note should be added about Follett moving into educational data warehouse and analytics? http://www.follett.com/headlines/ViewArticle.cfm?ArticleID=1564 has the information about this. i'm kinda hesitant to add it myself because of NPOV issues (i work for a competitor and used to work for the company purchased).

Follett’s Position in the Marketplace[edit]

Hello, I am currently an associate at Follett’s Higher Education Group division and as such was hesitant to perform any edits. Rather, I wanted to share some additional info surrounding Follett’s stance in the marketplace – primarily addressing the comments of Follett being in turmoil and a weakening corporation.

HMorgan Follett (talk) 19:40, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done with amendments to uncited/promotional-sounding parts. Thanks for respecting the WP:COI policy in this way. – Fayenatic L (talk) 21:26, 11 March 2012 (UTC)