Re: Pre-payment of serials renewal list? -- JoAnne Griffin Stephen D. Clark 27 Jun 2000 18:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: Pre-payment of serials renewal list? -- Teri Koch
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 14:01:25 -0400
From: JoAnne Griffin <joanne.griffin@TUFTS.EDU>

Dear Teri,
Tufts Health Sciences Library takes advantage of Faxon's pre-payment
and has done so for the past few years with very good results. We are
able to pre-pay as early as we'd like to because we need to wait for our
fiscal year to begin, but the percentage we do get saves us thousands of
dollars. We would be hurting even more than we are if we didn't do it.
Go for it!
JoAnne Griffin
Serials Librarian
Tufts Health Sciences Library

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Pre-payment of serials renewal list?
> Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 11:20:20 -0500
> From: Teri Koch <>
> Reply-To: Teri Koch <>
> Hi!
>    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,
> etc.).
>    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!
> Regards--
> Teri Koch
> Acquisitions, Serials & Electronic Products Librarian
> Drake University
> Cowles Library
> 2507 University Ave.
> Des Moines, IA  50311