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Elsevier pricing

In light of Neil Posner's recent post, which I saw after I had sent my
last message, perhaps it would have been better for me to choose Academic
Press, rather than Elsevier, as the example of signing up for all or none
of the electronic offerings. From a non-librarian standpoint, Elsevier
seems to sound quite willing to adapt policies (but, perhaps not actual
prices)  which the user community has suggested.

But, my main point remains; even while in the throes of your immediate
budget problems, please remember to consider the longer term effects of
your choices upon quality and scholarship. As David Goodman said, don't
substitute what might be poorer quality journals for better ones, just
because it is easy to do so.

--Peter Boyce--

Peter B. Boyce    -   Electronic Publishing Consultant
33 York St., Nantucket, MA 02554
email: pboyce@aas.org	Phone:  508-228-9062