Cancel?? Wish we could. I looked at download statistics. The royalty on borrowing articles could bury a library. I fear the publishers are also looking at stats and pricing accordingly. Hard when this comes from societies. If they get greedy and access to resources for researchers are compromised – then we all suffer.
Sounds like a NASIG or Charleston topic.
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I already replied to Dale
separately, but this is what happens when publishers decide to use Tier pricing
– the “larger” institutions get hit with big increases.
Tier 1 is for institutions with 1-5 users, Tier 2 is for 6-200 users.
To me this shows a total lack of understanding of how most libraries operate
– or I could be really cynical and say they understand only too well, and
are being greedy. But if everyone cancels the subscription because they
can’t afford a 300% or more increase, it may just backfire on the
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We just received our price notifications yesterday and were ..... amazed. We currently have print only subs which the publisher will no longer permit for institutions.
Below are our new subscription rates for 2011:
The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (previously $650) = $5000
The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology (previously $275) = $1975
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SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On
Behalf Of Dale LaBonte [dlabonte@QCC.MASS.EDU]
Sent: November 2, 2010 17:01
Subject: [SERIALST] American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine--cost spike
Have other libraries encountered the dramatic price rise of American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine from $700 to $2250? I guess this will be the end of our subscription.
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