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Re: Article based subscription

Karen Hunter wrote:

> There are a number of ideas we want to consider from PEAK, including 
> the notion that once an article has been "bought", it is permanently 
> available to the whole authorized community at that school.  This is an
> intriguing notion, described to me as building a collection one article
> at a time.

Um... am I misunderstanding something here?  Why should the idea of a
purchased article remaining permanently available to the library community
be an "intriguing" idea?  Wouldn't Elsevier *expect* libraries to insist
that they be able to keep what they've paid for?

Rick Anderson
Head Acquisitions Librarian
Jackson Library
UNC Greensboro
1000 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27402-6175
PH (336) 334-5281
FX (336) 334-5399

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      -- Gertrude Stein

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Pigeons on the grass are definitely
not alas."
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