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Project MUSE News: Hearing on Pricing Models at ALA

Please excuse cross-posting


A few seats are still available for Project MUSE's public hearing on
proposed new pricing models on Saturday, January 10, during the ALA
Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. In fall 2003, Project MUSE conducted an
open bid process and selected two consultants to assist us in developing
new pricing models for 2005 and reviewing them with our customers and
participating publishers. We are pleased to utilize the expertise of
October Ivins and Judy Luther, who are both librarians with extensive
serials backgrounds and experience with journal publishers.

We invite you to join your colleagues, our consultants, and us at the
hearing, where a continental breakfast will be provided. It will be at
the U.S. Grant Hotel (326 Broadway), Garden Room, from 8:00 to 9:00 am on
Saturday, January 10th. If you plan to attend, RSVP to
melanie@muse.jhu.edu. For planning purposes, please note the number of
representatives you expect to have attending from your institution.

Other Opportunities for Your Feedback Also at ALA Midwinter, Aileen
McHugh, Judy Luther or October Ivins will be available to discuss your
reactions to the pricing models in the Project MUSE booth, number 1752. At least one of them will be there according to this schedule:

Saturday, Jan. 10th 11:00 am -12:30 pm, 2:00-4:00 pm
Sunday, Jan. 11th 9:30 -11:30 am, 1:30-4:30 pm
Monday, Jan. 12th 9:30 -11:00 am, noon to 2:00 pm

The consultants will also conduct two focus groups at ALA (an invitation
to apply was sent separately). During January they will conduct a
web-based survey of Project MUSE subscribers and potential subscribers on
this topic. We also welcome feedback and comments via email at
muse@muse.jhu.edu as we conduct this important process. --

Melanie B. Schaffner <melanie@muse.jhu.edu>
Marketing and Sales Manager Phone (410) 516-3846
Project Muse´┐Ż Fax (410) 516-6968
The Johns Hopkins University Press http://muse.jhu.edu
2715 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-4319