Re: Subscription Jobbers Lori Rotterman 21 May 2009 18:42 UTC

We use EBSCO at Dayton Metro Library (main library plus 21 branches,
$300,000 annual subscriptions).

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Subject: [SERIALST] Subscription Jobbers

We are preparing our every three year rfq for provision of subscription
service. What companies are libraries in our category (35+ public
libraries, in the neighborhood of $500,000 annual subscription
expenditures) using for this service thse days? EBSCO, W.T. Cox, Wolper
and Popular are big in public libraries. Swets and Harrassowitz are out
there, too of course although I wonder if they might be more than we
need. I don't know very much about Basch but they are another
possibility. Many, many years ago we used to work with a Michigan-based
company called Reginald F. Fennell but I don't know whether they are
even in business any longer. And of course there are online vendors such
as and others that some libraries work with, too.

I'm not looking for reviews/critiques of service, good or bad, but
rather just input as to what others are doing. The subscription jobber
world changed a great deal with the demise of Faxon/RoweCom/divine. I
just want to make sure that I am not out of touch with that changed

Thanks for your input.

Jim Flury

Jim Flury
Head of Acquisitions Services
The Library Network
13331 Reeck Road
Southgate, MI 48195
Fax 734-281-1817