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Re: Inflation factor for electronic databases DuBose, Stefanie 04 Dec 2002 20:38 UTC

Susan and Lia,

I track the inflation rates of our databases each year, comparing to the
first payment and previous payment, and have been doing so for the past 4
years.  I've yet to run into any standard inflation rates mentioned
anywhere, and like y'all, am interested in industry wide information.  If
there is none, then it may be a possible research opportunity!


Stefanie DuBose
Serials Librarian
Collection Development, Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(p) 252-328-2598
(f) 252-328-4834

-----Original Message-----
From: Lia Hemphill [mailto:lia@NOVA.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: Inflation factor for electronic databases


I am also looking for this information on Electronic databases.  Please
share you findings with the list.



> Colleagues,
> My director asked me to provide her current "standard inflation
> factors" for books, periodicals, and electronic databases.  I've already
> got the figures for books and periodicals, but am at a loss on where to
> find data for electronic databases.  She's looking for an industry-wide
> figure, not limited to our array of databases.  Any suggestions would be
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Sue Beidler
> Snowden Library
> Lycoming College
> 700 College Place
> Williamsport PA 17701
> phone: 570-321-4084
> fax:      570 321-4090
> email:

Lia Hemphill
Head of Collection Development
Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
Nova Southeastern University
954-262-4738 (fax)