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Re: Fairchild Publications

You don't subscribe, tell them why, and tell your patrons why, including
information about whom to contact at the publisher.
I think that we are under the professional obligation to obtain access to
everything the users need that can be REASONABLY acquired.  

David Goodman, Princeton University Biology Library				
dgoodman@princeton.edu            609-258-3235


On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Cynthia M. Coulter wrote:

> Has anyone had successful experience dealing the Fairchild Publications
> license agreement for WWD Online?  Their current terms state that all
> subscription payments are non-refundable and that they can cancel at any
> time for any reason with no notice and no refund.  They state they will
> not change the terms at all - so I have a "take it or leave it" situation.
> On a broader issue, how do you change the publishers' minds on such terms?
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