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Pre-payment of serials renewal list? -- Teri Koch Stephen D. Clark 27 Jun 2000 17:36 UTC

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Subject: Pre-payment of serials renewal list?
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 11:20:20 -0500
From: Teri Koch <>
Reply-To: Teri Koch <>

   I'm wondering how many of you out there get your institutions to take
advantage of the serials list pre-payment discount offered by vendors?
Our vendor is EBSCO and we can get varying discounts for prepaying the
big renewal list (i.e., 2% if paid by 6-26-00, 1.5% if paid by 7-31-00,
   I would like to pre-pay the invoice, as it would result in thousands
of dollars of savings for the library.     I'm hopeful that if I can
come up with a list of other institutions (roughly similar in size to
mine; 4200 FTE, private four year University; current subscriptions on
our renewal list is about 1600) that actually do pre-pay, that it might
lend some credence to my argument.
   Thanks in advance for your help!


Teri Koch
Acquisitions, Serials & Electronic Products Librarian
Drake University
Cowles Library
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA  50311