Does OUP give permanent access rights for e-only subscriptions? Gary Ives 03 Oct 2003 15:01 UTC
At Texas A&M University, when we first saw the new pricing structure back in June, were interested in going electronic-only at the 10% discount from print. However, when I spoke with OUP Customer Services, I was told that OUP cannot give contractual assurances for permanent access rights for electronic-only subscriptions. Without such a contractual assurance, we cannot possibly move to electronic-only. Has OUP changed it's position on this question? If so, we need to know ASAP while there's still time to make changes to our renewals through our agent. Best regards, Gary Ives Assistant Director of Acquisitions & Coordinator of Electronic Resources Texas A&M University Libraries 5000 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-5000 Phone: (979) 458-0726 FAX: (979) 458-1630 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org >>> amy.williams@OUPJOURNALS.ORG 10/03/03 09:39AM >>> In response to recent messages with regards to default renewals on unbundled pricing models from subscription agents, OUP would like to re-circulate some information about our pricing for 2004. Important Renewals Information for Oxford Journals 2004 - http://www.oupjournals.org/prices We would like to remind you of the changes to the pricing structure for Oxford University Press (OUP) journals so that we can outline now, how this will affect your customer renewals for 2004. As you will now know, in 2004 Oxford University Press Journals will offer the following subscription options for Institutional subscribers: 1/ Combined Institutional Subscription - Print with Online Subscription* A Combined Institutional Subscription includes a print subscription with site-wide online access to the title. 2/ Online-only Institutional Subscription* Site-wide online-only access is available at a 10% discount off the Combined Institutional Subscription. 3/ Print-only Institutional Subscription - NEW OPTION Print-only subscriptions are available at a 5% discount off the Combined Institutional Subscription. This will entitle the customer to receive a print copy of each issue of the title for the calendar year. Ensure that you retain your online access in 2004 Oxford University Press is keen that our customers should enjoy uninterrupted access to their online titles in 2004. However some customers may find that their renewals have been set by their subscription agent to a print-only option. Now that OUP have unbundled the print from electronic format, if you wish to continue to have online access to OUP Journals in 2004 you must ensure that you select or amend your renewal to include the print and online subscription package option, or the online-only option (at a 10% discount) when you renew. You will be able to make the format selection on a title by title basis. Please note this message does not apply to consortia or developing country packages. Please also note that a small selection of the Oxford Journal titles is excluded from the new pricing model. Refer to Oxford Pricing Policy and Conditions at http://www.oupjournals.org/prices/ for details. This also provides information on joiners, leavers and changes of frequency in 2004. If you have any questions please contact your subscription agent or contact us via Email: email@example.com or telephone: 800 852 7323 (USA & Canada) 919 677 0977 or +44 1865 353907 (ROW) Kind Regards Customer Services Oxford University Press Journals NB: *Online access for items 1 and 2 above includes: - IP registered access across a single site (multi-sites licenses can be arranged via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) - Access to full-text in HTML (where available) and PDF - current contents, plus available online back issues - Remote access allowed via secure proxy - Print out for academic Inter-library loan to another academic site in the same country - Archival access to paid-for content - See the OUP Institutional Site licence at http://www3.oup.co.uk/access/instagmt.html for full details.