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Sage Full Text Collections -- Robert L. Bothmann Stephen Clark 14 Feb 2003 16:44 UTC

Subject: Sage Full Text Collections
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 10:31:47 -0600
From: "Bothmann, Robert L" <>

Our library would like to know what others are considering with regard
to the new Sage Full-Text Collections which will be provided via
Cambridge Scientific (CSA).

As you probably know, Sage plans to pull their journal article content
from aggregators to make it available exclusively through their newly
created full text collections. (To the best of my knowledge, full text
access to specific journals to which a library subscribes will still
remain via such vendors as Ingenta and EBSCO.)

We are now facing overwhelming budget issues as are many other states in
the U.S., which are forcing us to begin cancellations to meet our budget
reduction requirements. Therefore it becomes rather difficult to justify
paying the prices which Sage is charging to retain any access which we
now have through such vendors as Proquest and Expanded Academic.

Just to illustrate, here are the prices which Sage is charging by

Communication Studies:       $6000

Criminology:                        $5440

Politics and Inter. Relations:  $6880

Sociology:                           $10800

This is for one year with a 20% discount. Although they say there is no
price increase for the next two renewal years, those years will be an
additional 20% since the discount is only for the first year.

We would like to know what your library may be considering and how you
may be planning to make up for the loss of access.


Robert Bothmann

Electronic Access/Catalog Librarian

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Voice: 507-389-2010

Fax: 507-389-5155