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Re: Increased costs for Sage ejournal collection Jill Emery 14 Sep 2011 15:08 UTC

Hi Mark,

It's really critical for the license agreement to allow an "opt out" clause when there is a significant change in content. you can ask for a revision to the agreement if this is not currently in it. That said, get on the phone to your representative from Sage and let them know you'll be unable to renew given the large price increase. More than likely, they'll find a way to work with you.


Jill Emery

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On Sep 14, 2011, at 7:46, Mark Ferguson <mferguson@CSE.EDU> wrote:

> Hello Serials listers:
> Has anyone else experienced the extradinary cost increase for the Sage Premier package that we have?  Last year we were charged $5827 and this year the price is jumping to $7864, more than $2000 and more than a third of the original cost.  All this for an additional 44 titles which we did not ask for and do not really need.
> Part of the increase, according to Sage, is do to a change in the pricing model from what they have identified as holdings to Carnegie tier.  That alone accounts for more than $900 of the increase.
> Sage does provide us access to a number of key journals, but I don't know if we can afford these kinds of increases (especially since we experienced a huge jump in cost last year) and I am looking for any alternatives out there.  Have other folks experienced these same kinds of increases?  If so have you come up with any solutions?
> I would appreciate any suggestions other serials folks may have.
> Mark