We've been notified that our print subscription to Nature will increase
by about 30% for 2004. Given that we (and other libraries) continue to
pay a substantial additional fee for online access while our budgets are
shrinking, this rate hike is excessive and could not come at a worse
time. We are a captive audience for this title, and I wonder if the
publisher is trying to steer readers away from print. If there is
anyone lurking from Nature Publishing Group, perhaps he/she could
comment on this.
Jennifer van Sickle
Serials Librarian/Sciences Coordinator
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT USA 06106