Re: SLACK price increases M. Lou Nesson 14 Aug 2007 19:39 UTC
This is the message and pricing that we received from Ebsco regarding these journals. Our FTE is 4267. It most certainly did astound me. We will only be renewing the print titles. "Effective 2008, the publisher Slack will no longer be offering password-authenticated online access to institutional subscriptions. For 2008, the online is IP-authenticated with the pricing being based on FTE. There is no online-only subscription option. Below are your subscription options for 2008. Please confirm which format (s) you will want for 2008? 1) Order #A3822975 / Journal of Gerontological Nursing Print-only: $205.00 Print + Online w/up charge - IP-authenticated: $1230.00 2) Order #A3823002 / Journal of Nursing Education Print-only: $319.00 Print + Online w/up charge - IP-authenticated: $1914.00 3) Order #A3823035 / Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services Print-only: $295.00 Print + Online w/up charge - IP-authenticated: $1770.00" M. Lou Nesson, MLIS Periodicals and EDB Librarian Massasoit Community College One Massasoit Blvd. Brockton, MA 02302 508-588-9100 Ext.1932 email@example.com -----Original Message----- From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of John Lucas Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 5:39 PM To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [SERIALST] SLACK price increases Hello Charles and all, The pricing is a little interesting. Which Agent(s) do you use. We subscribe to these titles, and while I have not gotten the specific prices from our agent about these ones, the titles I have gotten so far are not a flat 10 times the original cost. I will say, that the price differences are comparable, they are not that flat 'adding a zero to the end'. I think we can all agree that the prices are exorbitant. If many of us refuse to purchase the online access, they will soon 'get the point' We will look at what titles we might wish to cancel should the need arise, however our goal is still to provide the most information sources we can that are needed by our clients. With Best Regards, John Lucas Serials Librarian University of Mississippi Medical Center 2500 North State St Jackson, MS 39216-4505 (PH) (601) 984-1277 (FAX) ( 601) 984-4569 JLUCAS@ROWLAND.UMSMED.EDU >>> "Hamaker, Charles" <cahamake@UNCC.EDU> 8/10/2007 2:43:48 PM >>> It sort of takes your breath away. I don't know anything comparable. Here's the quote for the 4 titles we subscribe to. I've included a link to the editorial boards in case someone has them on their campus. Here's our quote for 2008 for FTE of 10,001-20,000 for print or print plus online. AAOHN JOURNAL Editorial board listed at: http://www.aaohnjournal.com/about.asp Print: $224 Print Plus Online: $2240 JOURNAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IN NURSING Editorial board listed at: http://www.jcenonline.com/about.asp Print: $319 Print Plus Online: $3190 JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING Print: $205 Print Plus Online: $2050 JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION Editorial board listed at: http://www.journalofnursingeducation.com/about.asp Print: $319 Print Plus Online: $3190 Chuck Hamaker Associate University Librarian Collections and Technical Services Atkins Library University of North Carolina Charlotte Charlotte, NC 28223 phone 704 687-2825 -----Original Message----- From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Connie Foster Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 9:43 AM To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [SERIALST] SLACK price increases 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. And the sad thing is, like so many of these offers for free online with login, we just set up that mechanism for 2007, only to have that pulled away. Our health sciences librarian is pretty conscientious about following these offers and we try to accommodate when possible, but my basic instinct says not to do it. Just need company in my misery. 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