Re: SLACK price increases Howlett, Lee Ann 10 Aug 2007 18:31 UTC

I have to agree with Mina on this.
We're experiencing a cutback this year
in my state so this will simply mean
almost certain cancellations on titles
that go up at a ridiculous rate.
What SLACK is doing certainly fits the

Lee Ann Howlett, MA, AHIP
Head, Serials Dept.
Shimberg Health Sciences Library
University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 31
Tampa, FL  33612
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Don't do it, we need to start protesting this by cancelling and/or
our business elsewhere. This is just greed...

Mina Davenport, Librarian
Childrens Hospital
Health Sciences Library
747 52nd Street
Oakland CA 94609  USA
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(510) 601-3963 (f)

  Connie Foster <connie.foster@WKU.EDU> wrote:
Has anyone else been aghast (or should we be surprised at any pricing
these days) of the recent SLACK, Inc. 2008 model for print and
print+online? Based on fte our print subscription, for example, to AAOHN
is $224 and then the online with print goes to $2,240. The rest of the
titles follow the same giant leap pattern ($250/$2500, etc.). I'm not
real good at % but I think this is astronomical.