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Re: (Fwd) Re: Some background information on agreement UKB & Elsev

Give me a break -- libraries are just trading multiple years of support
for price increase stability. 

Anthony W. Ferguson
Associate University Librarian
514 Butler
Columbia University Libraries MC1103
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027
Tel. 212-854-7401
Fax. 212-854-9099 (new fax number!!!!!!!!!!!)
Net: ferguson@Columbia.edu


On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Martin Cohen

> My sense is that Elsevier is seen in the Netherlands as "an institution
> deserving continuing national support" in much the same way as the British
> Government of the time recognized the Beatles by giving them the Queen's
> Award to Industry.  As long as Elsevier exists, the Netherlands are on the
> international publishing map - so they've got to be kept going.
> If any publisher had primacy in any other country in the same way, sure,
> they would be entitled to the same kind of support as Elsevier.  What we
> do outside the country in question in terms of subscribing/not subscribing
> is our concern.  That's nothing to do with justification.
> ____
> Date sent:      	Tue, 25 Jul 2000 21:46:03 -0400 (EDT)
> From:           	David Goodman <dgoodman@Princeton.EDU>
> Subject:        	Re: Some background information on agreement UKB & Elsevier Science
> To:             	liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
> Send reply to:  	liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
> > I can understand how in the Netherlands Elsevier is seen as an institution
> > deserving continuing national support. I am not sure that other countries
> > could think it justifiable to commit themselves on a national basis to
> > guaranteeing the existence of any particular commercial publisher.  This
> > does not mean that I think it necessarily irrational for an individual
> > institution to subscribe to Elsevier titles, some of which are excellent.
> > 
> > David Goodman
> > Biology Librarian, and
> > Co-Chair, Electronic Journals Task Force
> > Princeton University Library
> > dgoodman@princeton.edu         http://www.princeton.edu/~biolib/
> > phone: 609-258-3235            fax: 609-258-2627