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Re: OCLC's ECO Print Subscriber Program Amy F. Anderson 13 Dec 2002 16:12 UTC

Quoting Gloria Slaughter <slaughterg@HOPE.EDU>:

> Hello all,
> For a few years now our library has subscribed to online access for several
> journals through the Print Subscriber Program available through OCLC's
> Electronic Collections Online. This has been an easy way to provide
> electronic
> access for a relatively low cost along with archival access.
> This year three publishers (that I am aware of) who were participating in
> the
> Print Subscriber Program are now accessing additional fees (10% of the print
> subscription) to participate. As an example, it would have cost us an
> additional $950 to subscribe for online access for one publisher for 2003.
> I am wondering what other libraries are doing about this. Are you paying the
> additional money in order to provide access?


We do not pay for any additional fees.  Especially in such tight financial
times, it just doesn't make sense.  If the students have to actually go look at
a print journal, it won't kill them.


Amy F. Anderson
Head, Periodical Services
Southwestern University
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX 78628

phone: 512-863-1639
fax: 512-863-8198