Jenica Rogers writes:
There’s no gentle introduction to this, so I’ll get right to my point:
Librarians, this is a call to action.
SUNY Potsdam will not be subscribing to an American Chemical Society online journal package for 2013. We will instead be using a combination of the Royal Society of Chemistry content, ACS single title subscriptions, the ACS backfile, and ScienceDirect from Elsevier** to meet our chemical information needs. We’re doing this because the ACS pricing model is unsustainable for our institution and we were unable to find common ground with the sales team from the ACS. Instead, we explored other options and exercised them. You could do the same if you find yourself in a position similar to ours as ACS standardizes their pricing, and maybe together we can make enough choices to make our voices heard in meaningful ways.
So here’s how we got here...
[AS: Click on the title link above to read Jenica's full post on her blog in which she provides a model of outstanding leadership for the academic librarian community.]