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RE: AMA pricing?
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- Subject: RE: AMA pricing?
- From: "Lord, Jonathan" <JML4S@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu>
- Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 16:35:50 EST
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I don't know which model was used for our price quote, but the number I received just yesterday represents an increase of 1600% over what we currently are paying for AMA print journals that include a limited 3-simultaneous user online access. While the simultaneous-user option is being eliminated, the AMA representative did say there were other options to paying the higher site-license fee: 1) Limit online access to only 3 workstations/IP addresses 2) Receive 3 usernames/passwords for online access (but we are not allowed to tell our users what they are). 3) Eliminate online access to JAMA, as that is the most expensive part of the site-license cost. Option 1 is about as useful to us as buggy whips. Option 2 is like the AMA telling us that we can pay for an institutional print subscription to JAMA, but the issues must be kept out of sight behind the circulation desk, and not displayed with our other journals (where they might be seen by library users and possibly READ!) Option 3 makes me wonder if the AMA sees its online publications more as a revenue-generating resource than as a means to widely disseminate important medical information. Jonathan Lord University of Virginia Health Sciences Library Phone: 434-924-0059 FAX 434-243-5873 E-Mail: JonLord@Virginia.edu -----Original Message----- From: Norman Frankel [mailto:Norman_Frankel@ama-assn.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:20 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Subject: Re: AMA pricing? AMA Publishing recently introduced new site license pricing. The purpose of this new pricing is to provide libraries and other organizations access to JAMA & Archives Journals On-line under a number of pricing options. Recently there has been some confusion with respect to prices quoted for a few larger institutions early in the roll-out of these new options. Some institutions were regrettably quoted prices based on higher user estimates than were actual. These institutions have been contacted and are providing AMA Publishing with more accurate user requirements. Pricing estimates for these institutions are to be revised upon receipt of the data. Significantly lower pricing proposals are anticipated as a result of this new information. Best wishes, Norman Frankel, Ph.D. American Medical Association 515 North State Street Chicago IL 60610 Tel: (312) 464-4838 Fax: (312) 464-5835 email: firstname.lastname@example.org url: www.amapubs.com