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Re: Faxon/RoweCom/divine Peter Picerno 20 Dec 2002 14:11 UTC

The most scary part of this situation (aside from the fact that Faxon hasn't
responded in any official way thus leading one to believe that the very
worst of all worst-case scenarios has happened) is that this significantly
narrows libraries' choices as to subscription agents ... maybe it's time for
some enterprising folks to consider providing other alternatives (i.e.,
another serials jobber!) simply in order to maintain a healthy climate of
choice and competition.

Peter Picerno

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of Rick Anderson
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: Faxon/RoweCom/divine

> ***Winnie-the-Pooh must have a saying that covers this, but I am not
> coming up with it.

I believe the one you're thinking of is "Oh, bother!" (or its intensified
version, "Oh, help AND bother!").

To my mind, what is most telling in this situation is the fact that Faxon
has not yet responded publicly after two days of fairly intense online
conversation on this topic.  If they had anything reassuring to tell us, I'm
fairly certain they would have done so by now.  The fact that they have not
yet said anything in this forum strikes me as a very discouraging sign.

I wonder what effect this exchange has had on EBSCO's Q3 sales forecasts?

Rick Anderson
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