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Re: Sage Full Text Collections -- Louis Houle Stephen Clark 14 Feb 2003 19:47 UTC

From: "Louis Houle" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 14:16:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Sage Full Text Collections -- Robert L. Bothmann

I would like to rectify one thing that Stephen said about the cost of
the four Sage collections from CSA. Since we will be getting those
collections at McGill here's the information on pricing:
if you subscribe in 2003 you will have the 20% reduction price and
this rate will remain for the next two years. CSA will not raise the
price on year 2 and 3. If your price for the Communication Studies
collection is $6,000 (after the 20% rebate) then you will be paying
$6,000 for 2004 and 2005.


 > 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
 > collection:
 > 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

Louis Houle
Head Serials and InterLibrary Loan/
Document Delivery
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