Re: Serials price increase 1999 (Rose LaJudice) Stephen Clark 13 Apr 1999 14:28 UTC

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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 10:00:00 -0400
From: "LaJudice, Rose" <>
Subject: RE: Serials price increase 1999 (Gita Gunatilleke)

We have Ebsco as our agent for handling journals.  They provide
us with a price history printout for the past five years every
three monthly.  In it is the information as to what percentage
prices have risen over the years.

I hope this is of help.

Rose M. LaJudice
Library Technician

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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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