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Re: Nexis

A number of Utah libraries have been working on plans for Lexis/Nexis
subscriptions.  And we are really quite unclear yet as to exactly what
L/N/ plans and exactly when it will happen. 

Keith Stirling at Brigham Young University's Lee Library has been in
regular contact with L/N and he has now been told that BYU's current
contract will run until September 1, 1998, at which time the new pricing
scheme will kick in.  BYU was quite surprised at this; and they have hence
verified it with L/N several times,

Margaret Landesman
Head, Collection Development
Marriott Library
University of Utah

Date:          Wed, 12 Mar 1997 18:55:59 -0500 (EST)
From:          Ann Okerson <>
Subject:       Nexis

Any librarians out there care to share their strategies in approaching the
substantial license fee increase by Nexis starting July 1st? Although the
increase is phased in over three years and the first year (80% off the new
list price) is not all that hard to take, the increase is about 10-11 fold
for institutions who maintain the same mix of general and subsets of
Nexis.  What are any of you doing to deal with this increase? 

At the same time, there does seem to be move to a Web interface
effective mid-year, which is good news.

And the consortial license discounts as proposed, seem very good.

Ann Okerson
Associate University Librarian
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