ALCTS SS Journal Costs in Libraries DG Marla Whitney 09 Jan 2003 14:14 UTC

Please make plans to attend the following at ALA Midwinter:

What: ALCTS SS Journal Costs in Libraries Discussion Group
When: Saturday, January 25, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Marriott Hotel Salon B
Topic: Bulk purchasing and the effects on libraries and publishers

The charge of this discussion group is to keep the issue of escalating
journal costs in the forefront of discussion; to encourage collaborative
partnerships between librarians, publishers, and subscription agents that
will foster the evolution of journal publications; and to ensure open
forums that will provide productive avenues of communication and education
within the diverse serials community to ensure equitable access to

For this session, we're focusing on the effects of bulk purchasing on
libraries and publishers.  Our panel of experts include:

 - Ivy Anderson, Harvard University Library Digital Acquisitions Program
 - John Cox, John Cox Associates, consultant who specializes in scholarly
and research publishing
 - Sandra Gurshman, Marcel Dekker, Inc., Sales Director
 - Christine Stamison, Swets Blackwell US, Academic Sales Manager

The panelists will also be asked to represent their group (publisher,
subscription agent, librarian) in answering questions from the attendees.

We look forward to a lively discussion.

Marla J. Whitney, Collection Development Librarian
University Libraries - 270 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  02115-5000
Phone:  617-373-2001  Facsimile:  617-373-5409

Amira Aaron
Manager, Projects and Analysis
Harvard University Library
Office for Information Systems
1280 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 404
Cambridge, MA  02138
617-495-3724; Fax:  617-495-0491