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RE: Journal usage statistics

Hello Elizabeth,

I haven't heard of a publisher charging for providing statistics, but I
have dealt with a publisher who keeps statistics (and uses them for
marketing purposes) but will not share them with us. Nice, huh?

Karen Bolton
Serials Librarian

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Walter Schroeder Library
1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth_R_Lorbeer@rush.edu [mailto:Elizabeth_R_Lorbeer@rush.edu]
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 3:55 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: Journal usage statistics

Sept. 16, 2002

Currently, I am negotiating with a commercial publisher to include usage
statistics in the Library's online only journal subscription at no
additional cost.  The publisher wants to charge an additional percentage
more on top of the published subscription price to obtain usage
statistics. In comparison with other commercial publishers, I have not
encountered this situation since they include online user statistics with
their subscriptions.

I can not justify paying for this service.  Has anyone had a similar
experience?  All replies will be kept confidential.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Lorbeer, EdM, MLS
Collection Development Manager
Library of Rush University
Chicago, Illinois 60612
312-942-2282 CT