Re: Serials price increase 1999 (Dena Luce) Stephen Clark 13 Apr 1999 13:45 UTC

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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 08:25:00 -0500
From: Dena Luce <dluce@FAULKNER.EDU>
Subject: Re: Serials price increase 1999 (Gita Gunatilleke)


For the past 5 years, North American titles have increased steadily about
10-11% each year; foreign titles at a faster pace of 13-15%.  For a more
accurate amount, I'd recommend contacting your subscription service (Ebsco,

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>Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 15:32:07 +1200
>From: Gita Gunatilleke <Gita.Gunatilleke@VUW.AC.NZ>
>Subject: Serials price increase 1999
>Hi Everyone,
>I am a new comer to the list and have found the information exchange very
>useful. I have to take over the management of Serials in our library as our
>Periodicals librarian retires later this year. Periodicals price increases
>are an ongoing problem for almost all librarians who manage this format. I
>definitely know we have to do a serials cancellation exercise this year and
>need to decide on a target figure by which to reduce. Can those of you who
>know and/or have a feel for it let me know by what percentage the journal
>prices will increase this year - 15,20,25 or 30% I can then leave enough of
>a margin to start with.
>last year we had an unprecedented 39% due to the fall of the NZ dollar.
>Thank you for your help
>Gita Gunatilleke                     E-Mail:
>Collection Management Librarian         Phone : +64 4 472 1000 ext 8280
>Victoria University of Wellington Library          Fax : +64 4 471 2070
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