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Re: Wellcome Trust report

Frederick Friend writes

> I suspect that if libraries were to be given the option of dropping
> print in return for a 25% reduction in price, many would go for that
> option.  That size of reduction in price would more than cover the
> VAT, which anyway is only a UK problem.

Let alone the cost of storage. It has been estimated that for each euro,
say, that libraries spend on purchasing print, they spent two euros on
storage and associated costs.


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