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RE: Peter Jasco review of PubSCIENCE

Interesting, considering Jasco's earlier review of PubSCIENCE in Link Up,
17, no. 3 (May/June 2000): 3, 8. Abstract available at:

"PubSCIENCE is an excellent resource for those who cannot afford the
fee-based databases." "It can easily become the preferred source also for
those who currently subscribe to one or more of the commercial databases."

Jill E. Grogg, Assistant Professor
Instruction Services Librarian
Mississippi State University
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[e-mail] jgrogg@library.msstate.edu
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sloan, Bernie [mailto:bernies@uillinois.edu]
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 5:43 PM
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Subject: Peter Jasco review of PubSCIENCE

Peter Jasco reviews PubSCIENCE in the most recent edition of "Peters
Digital Reference Shelf":


Referring to the recent proposal to shut down PubSCIENCE, Jasco notes:

"I am not at all concerned by the proposal because this is a poorly
implemented database considering the whopping $500,000 a year it gets from

Bernie Sloan
Senior Library Information Systems Consultant
University of Illinois Office for Planning and Budgeting
338 Henry Administration Building
506 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL  61801