After University of London floated plans to sell donated Shakespeare folios for operating cash, public outcry resulted in a quick turnabout.
"After meeting with a torrent of outrage from scholars in Britain, the University of London abandoned on Thursday evening its proposal to sell a set of early printed Shakespeare editions that it had received as a gift. The proposal had also raised concerns about whether the move would violate the donor's original intent and discourage future donations to colleges and universities. The four bound editions of Shakespeare works, known as folios, were given to the university's Senate House Library by Sir Louis Sterling in 1956. The library had said it was considering selling the folios to raise money for its endowment and to help invest in other historic collections."-- Aisha Labi, the Chronicle of Higher Education