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Re: Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Flawed Method and No Data Susan Wishnetsky 13 Nov 2006 20:25 UTC

At 11:29 AM 11/13/2006, you wrote:
>I don't know what the sample size would be, but at least one journal,
>Nucleic Acids Research, went OA. There are probably others out there as
>well. If we could examine those for cancellation rates after they became
>freely available online you would have some data.
>Interestingly enough, we here at UMKC still subscribe to the print (from
>Oxford UP), but I am curious to know how many folks out there cancelled
>their subscriptions once the content became freely available.  As Rick
>mentioned (and I agree) a great many of us would probably stop paying
>money for stuff we could get for free.

We still subscribe to Nucleic Acids Research in print, and it hasn't
shown up on our "considering for cancellation" lists either.  And we've
cancelled a LOT of print subscriptions!  It must still be getting used.  SW

>Buddy Pennington
>Serial Acquisitions Librarian
>University of Missouri - Kansas City
>University Libraries

Susan Wishnetsky
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