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Re: Database return on investment Patricia Thompson (07 May 2010 19:11 UTC)

Re: Database return on investment Patricia Thompson 07 May 2010 19:11 UTC

Some of the FirstSearch databases are still (or have been up to now)
available on a per-search basis. We have several. In 2009 the price
was $1.05 per search.

Pat Thompson

At 12:09 PM 5/7/2010, you wrote:
>In the late 1990s some databases did have a pay per search (e.g.
>FirstSearch).  I cannot remember how much it cost per search. This
>model was used by institutions to have access to a little used
>database until the deposit account ran out of money. If the deposit
>account ran out too early consistently, then the library could
>consider switching to a full subscription. I hope someone else might
>remember the cost per search and then you could adjust for inflation.
>Judith M. Nagata
>Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian
>Harrisburg Area Community College
>Library Central Services
>One HACC Dr.
>Harrisburg, PA 17110
>Ph: 717-780-2535
>Fax: 717-780-2462

Patricia R. Thompson
Assistant University Librarian for Resource Management Services
duPont Library
University of the South
Sewanee, TN 37383