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

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?
>

Gloria,

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

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