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Calling all consortium librarians

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers primarily
represents society and other not-for-profit publishers, the majority of
which are small-to-medium-sized.  We are concerned that the 'Big Deals'
which larger publishers can offer may have the unfortunate effect of
squeezing out valuable and reasonably priced journals from smaller
publishers.  We are therefore trying to find a way of working together to
offer a collection (or, indeed, separate subject collections) of journals
from our members in whatever way would be most helpful to consortia.

In order to learn exactly what consortia would like from ALPSP, we would
like to hear the views of librarians who work with consortia.  The UKSG
conference seems an ideal opportunity to do this, and we have therefore
arranged to hold a lunch meeting from 12.35-2pm on Monday 15 April.  If
you will be at the conference and are interested in attending, please let
me know at sec-gen@alpsp.org

I look forward to meeting you and to hearing your views.

Many thanks

Sally Morris, Secretary-General
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
South House, The Street, Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3UU, UK

Phone:  01903 871686 Fax:  01903 871457 E-mail:  sec-gen@alpsp.org
ALPSP Website  http://www.alpsp.org

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