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RE: Journal/Publisher 2010 price freeze info on MLA website

It is gratifying to see that a number of publishers are foregoing 
price increases for the upcoming year.  Anecdotal evidence to 
date is that many of the libraries, if not most, are expecting 
budget cuts of around 10% or more. Sadly, despite the noble 
gestures of some, chances are that librarians would still need to 
cut some subscriptions.

If I may ask a question of librarians on this list:

Would a journal that did not increase its subscription price 
likely to be spared in your decision to cut?  Or, are the 
decisions likely to be based primarily on a journal's usage and 
its importance to the library "customers" and collection?

Nawin Gupta