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Re: Return to print? Sharon Landers 30 Mar 2011 15:43 UTC

As a smaller publisher with only one title, we find this discussion very
interesting. We have been struggling to price our print and online
subscriptions to be in line with other journals. The problem is that it's
difficult to find out pricing models from one publisher to another, in
particular for online subscriptions. As librarians, what pricing model do
you prefer? Do you have any ideas as to how to offer our articles to you
within your budget? What do you want to see publishers do to help libraries
meet the needs of their patrons? Out of the box suggestions would be most
welcome! Feel free to email me off list at

Thank you.

Sharon Landers
Director of Circulation
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
PO Box 752870
Memphis TN 38175-2870
Phone: 901.273.2705
Fax: 901.273.2747

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Pennington, Buddy D.
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Return to print?

I totally agree with this. I can definitely see selective returns to print.
Heck, we still get over a 1,000 titles in print (though some of the first
things to go in this year's cancellation project is print subs). What I
cannot see is a long-term reality that involves lots of current print
journals. Even if libraries want it, I think the writing is on the wall in
terms of publishers producing print versions of their journals.

Buddy Pennington
Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian University of Missouri - Kansas
City 800 East 51st Street Kansas City, MO  64110
816-333-5584 (fax)

UMKC Libraries: Discovery. Knowledge. Empowerment.

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Cole, Louise
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Return to print?

I think this is very true for many institutions.  We do have concerns, as
Sarah Tusa has already articulated, about pricing models and licence
agreements which restrict access in a way which was never the case with
print - however, as print has declined and e-journals have become the
standard route into academic articles for many, we have utilised the space
for study areas, for learning spaces, for computer clusters, in order to
support the changing student experience.  I really doubt that for many, a
wholesale change back to print would be desirable, or indeed feasible.  The
publishing world has changed too much as well - some publishers are actively
considering or planning to wind down their production of titles in print,
particularly in STM disciplines.


Louise Cole
Senior Information Advisor (Collections) Nightingale Centre, Kingston Hill
Campus Kingston University Kingston upon Thames Surrey

Telephone 020 8417 5383
Fax 020 8417 5312

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Koveleskie, Judith
Sent: 30 March 2011 15:31
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Return to print?

For us this would be impossible simply because of space concerns.   As
online replaced print, we used our space for other things and I don't think
there is any way to get it back.

Judith A. Koveleskie, MLIS, MA
Periodicals Librarian
Seton Hill University
Reeves Memorial Library
1 Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601-1548<>
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