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Re: Return to print? Lawless, Jane 30 Mar 2011 16:18 UTC

This is a great discussion.

I have been curious about Copyright Clearance Ctr's "Get It Now" product for a while -- they actually announced it over the winter (January?) but it's been challenging to find out details. Sounds like they are making progress.

And agree that we (as in our library) are leaning more toward pay-per-view -- because it seems (so far) that it could give us more flexibility with our money. But our assessment is very limited and the models are still new.

I also agree that standing up to seemingly arbitrary pricing models is important and will be more effective if we can find a way to act together.

And I think the role of open access scholarship will play a role in this discussion over the next few years too.


Jane Lawless
Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian
Levin Memorial Library
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton MA 02186
(617) 333-2245 (voice)
(617) 333-2164 (fax)

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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [] On Behalf Of Pennington, Buddy D.
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:33 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
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-----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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