Re: Wiley EAL license T Thompson 28 May 2009 14:19 UTC

Christine, love the reference!

I have passed this letter on to all of our faculty in the library.  I was
glad to see that we are not alone in our troubles.  Unfortunately, I don't
have the authority to take a similar stance though I am encouraging it.   We
are going to have to make cuts for our FY11 year.  I will strongly recommend
that we start with titles held by publishers that are not willing to work
with libraries.  The publishers are only hurting themselves with these
attitudes as the library is their biggest customer.  (Publishers, are you
listening?) Individuals or even college departments cannot afford the
six-figure subscriptions that we have.  We have a consortia arrangement for
our Wiley titles.  Every year, it is a nightmare.  Wiley is difficult to
work with and their system is confusing.  I would not shed a tear of remorse
if we were to drop every Wiley title.  (Also Elsevier for that matter)

Tracey Thompson
Acquisitions Librarian
New Mexico State University Library
MSC 3475 P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
(p) 575-646-8093
(f) 575-646-7477

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Chris Ryan
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Wiley EAL license

EAL = enhanced access license.

Oxymoron = a figure of speech by which a locution produces an
incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect (Compliments of

Christine E. Ryan
UC Foundation Associate Professor &
Electronic Resources Librarian
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
voice:  423-425-4470
This correspondence should be considered public record and subject to
public inspection pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act.

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Mina Davenport
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Wiley EAL license


thanks for standing up to them. I know it's hard, it's really painful,
but someone has to start. I don't have any online journals from Wiley
except Cancer and, the Blackwell titles, which of course are no longer
any good because of Wiley's lack of foresight in honoring their
agreement to keep Blackwell titles as is. If they pull that on me with
Cancer, then I will not hesitate to cancel.

I do have a question: what does EAL stand for?

God bless


Mina Davenport, Librarian
Childrens Hospital
Health Sciences Library
747 52nd Street
Oakland CA 94609  USA
(510) 428-3448 (p)
(510) 601-3963 (f)