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Harrassowitz re. Lippincott and Elsevier developments

Of possible interest to many readers.

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Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 10:57:44 -0500
From: DJones@ottosvc.com
Subject: HARRASSOWITZ NEWS No. 58, August 5, 2002 

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58.1 Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (LWW) stops accepting orders for
site licenses to E-journals through subscription agents

58.2 Tax exemption certificates requested

58.3 OttoEditions access time has been extended by one hour


58.1 Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (LWW) stops accepting orders for
site licenses to E-journals through subscription agents

HARRASSOWITZ has recently been advised by the North American publisher
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer) that
orders and renewals for site licenses to the electronic journals of LWW
will no longer be available through subscription agents, and must now be
placed directly by subscribers with Ovid Technologies.  Following is the
message that we received LWW:


Each of our paper subscriptions entitles the institution to have
electronic access from one workstation for one user at a time.  This is
User ID/Password controlled, and the customer needs to know their LWW
customer number in order to gain access.  Many libraries will feel this
option is inadequate for their needs and will want to purchase a
wider-ranging access.  These customers, along with all those who
previously purchased a site license for their electronic access, should be
referred to our sister company, Ovid Technologies for a customized quote
at sales@ovid.com or call:
     In the U.S.  781-769-2599 x 744

HARRASSOWITZ has a number of customers who have purchased site licenses
through our service for 2002, and we will be contacting them individually
about this change.  But we wanted to alert all of our customers about this
change in policy from the publisher.  We have no further details about how
the transition will be handled, and encourage our customers to contact
Ovid soon in order to minimize the possibility of interrupted access to
their LWW electronic journal subscriptions.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience this change will have on our


58.2 Sales or use tax exemption certificates requested

In a letter from Elsevier Science dated July 18, we were advised that the
publisher now has a legal requirement to charge sales or use tax on
deliveries to certain states in the U.S.  We have contacted our customers
who subscribe to Elesevier subscriptions about this already.  However, in
anticipation that this may become a requirement of other publishers, we
are asking all U.S. libraries that are exempt from paying sales or use tax
to please fax to HARRASSOWITZ North American Library Services
certification that they are exempt from paying these taxes.  Otherwise,
you may begin to see taxes on invoices that we send.

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