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Re: Inflation factor for electronic databases Lauren Corbett 05 Dec 2002 23:59 UTC


Just out of curiosity, could you share an average and/or a mean for the
figures you've tracked?


DuBose, Stefanie wrote:

>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.
>>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
>>Sue Beidler
>>Snowden Library
>>Lycoming College
>>700 College Place
>>Williamsport PA 17701
>>phone: 570-321-4084
>>fax:      570 321-4090
>Lia Hemphill
>Head of Collection Development
>Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
>Nova Southeastern University
>954-262-4738 (fax)

Lauren Corbett
Acquisitions Team Leader &
Interim Division Leader for Information Resources
Emory University -- Woodruff Library
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