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Re: From Robert Bland (Eleanor Cook) Marcia Tuttle 08 Dec 1999 23:33 UTC

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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 15:27:20 -0500
Subject: Re: From Robert Bland

This was posted to ACQNET and I suggested he also post to SERIALST. He
asked me to send it along.
  Thanks, Eleanor Cook, Editor, ACQNET

Subject: Microfilm pricing

I would like to get some reaction from the list concerning the rapidly
escalating price of periodical back files in microform.  Our average
price per title for microform subscriptions from UMI has almost doubled
over a 5 year period.  This significantly exceeds the rate of price rise
for the print subscriptions.  What is the experience of other libraries
in this matter, and what, if anything, are you doing about it?  Now that
we have new space, we have begun to do more binding, but this is at best
a short-term solution.


Robert Bland
Associate University Librarian
Ramsey Library
UNC Asheville
Asheville, NC