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"Kleinmuntz, Dalia" <[log in to unmask]>
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Kleinmuntz, Dalia
Fri, 21 Nov 2003 13:29:59 -0600
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I discussed this matter with our Nephrologists, and the decision we came to
was to CANCEL Nephrology since we are not interested in the new "attached"
one on liver, and also do not think that they will miss the "mother"
journal.  Wiley is not the first to play around with such gimmicks.

Dalia Kleinmuntz, AHIP      [log in to unmask]
Director, Webster Library, Evanston Hospital
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
847-570-2664                   847-570-2926 FAX

Opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect those of ENH.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Fishel [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 11:43 AM
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Subject: CHAT: Wiley subscription scam

I was appalled to learn today (from both Ebsco and Wiley) that I am going
to have to pay an extra $400 in 2004 for my library subscription to
Hepatology. Beginning next year, the Hepatology institutional subscription
includes the journal Liver Transplantation as a "mandatory component."
(I'm quoting from the letter I received from Wiley). That means libraries
who only want Hepatology will have to pony up approximately $1200 instead
of $795. We don't do transplants at our hospital, and I've only borrowed
Liver Transplantation once in the last three years. Unfortunately,
Hepatology is one of our most heavily used titles.

What a ripoff!

Carolyn Fishel, MLS
Manager of Library Services
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
1425 South Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-295-4311; 925-295-4303 (fax)
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