Re: SwetsBlackwell and Cambridge University Press Online?? John Lucas 01 Oct 2003 21:54 UTC

Hello y'all: (Fake southern accent)

Primarily because the print alone is a little bit less in cost, and the
subscription agents are making sure we get the lowest price UNLESS we
want to pay more for the  "Bundled P+E"

Swets, Ebsco and all know that the budgets are tight and this gives the
library an alternative to cancelling titles to save a little money.
However, more and more faculty/students/staff want online access.

It is a balancing act that we are all going through.

John Lucas

Serials Librarian
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State St
Jackson, MS 39216-4505

(PH) (601) 984-1277
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>>> penningtonb@UMKC.EDU 09/30/03 01:42PM >>>
Hi all,

Just curious to know if any of you are experiencing this as well.  Last
week we received notification from Swets that all of our
print+electronic titles from Cambridge would be renewed as print only
and that we would have to contact them about electronic access.  But as
far as I can tell, Cambridge University Press has changed its price
structure so that the print+electronic is the default subscription but
you can request a print only or electronic only at a slight discount.
So why is SWETS making it more difficult to get print+electronic when
that is the route the publisher is going?

Buddy Pennington
Serials Acquisitions Librarian
Miller Nichols Library
University of Missouri - Kansas City
800 E. 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110
816-333-5584 (fax)