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Re: Subscription Bargains Rothbaum, Ellen (29 Nov 2007 21:20 UTC)

Re: Subscription Bargains Rothbaum, Ellen 29 Nov 2007 21:20 UTC

Dear Jaime:

You are unrealistic to go alone, to put it very gently.  You are looking
only at the money that is paid out, not the other costs in terms of
handling each title individually.  Not only would the library be
impacted, but so would your finance department in terms of cutting more
checks, and adding vendors.

If you want to cut costs, try to negotiate a better deal with your
journal agent, or explore other agents.  What you suggest is no bargin
in the long run.

Ellen Rothbaum, MS, AHIP
Assistant Director
Daniel Carroll Payson Medical Library
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
Voice:  (516) 562-3424
Fax:  (516) 562-2865
ellenr@nshs.edu

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Hammond, Jaime
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:32 PM
To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [SERIALST] Subscription Bargains

Hello,

I'm wondering if anyone does not use a subscription service and instead
subscribes to their journals individually. I realize the amount of work
involved in such an undertaking, but as my renewal notices are pouring
in, I can't help but notice the great deals we are missing by
subscribing annually, especially on the popular magazines like Sports
Illustrated.

I am, by nature, a bargain hunter so I'm finding this painful. Is it
totally unrealistic to "go it alone?"

Thank you,

Jaime Hammond

Jaime Hammond, MLS
Reference/Serials Librarian
Max R. Traurig LRC Library
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708-3089
Phone: (203) 575-8199
E-mail: jhammond@nvcc.commnet.edu