Re: Electronic vs print pricing (Veronique Parenteau) Mark Ferguson 04 Feb 2003 19:36 UTC

You can compare the pricing of journals offered by a regular vender (like
Ebsco) and the prices being offered through OCLC's Electronic Collections
Online.  You can order the journal titles individually on ECO, it offers
archival access and the prices are generally a bit lower than the print
counterpart.  The problem we are finding is that only a fraction of our
titles we now subscribe to are offered on ECO.
Electronic access of journals through aggregate databases are of course
another way to get more periodical bang for the buck, but you lose the
ability to select titles individually and any guarentee of archival
Good Luck
Mark Ferguson, Mahoney Library, College of Saint Elizabeth

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Subject: Electronic vs print pricing
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 13:31:09 -0500
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 I am looking for information about pricing differences between
 and print serials. Does anyone know a recent analysis of this issue?


 Veronique Parenteau
 Section des acquisitions et du developpement de la collection de
 pret et de reference
 Bibliotheque nationale du Quebec