It appears to me that the time has come to "re-think" the value of  
this particular publication.  The only reason publishers pull this  
kind of thing is because we (librarians) let them get a way with it.   
A little mass cancellation would almost certainly catch their attention.


On 12 Jun 2007, at 22:18, Lillian R Brazin wrote:

> To those of you who have institutional subscriptions to  
>, were you recently blindsided by their 50%  
> increase for the new fiscal year?  There was no advance warning.  
> The explanation was that last year's rate was "introductory" and  
> they had added some new e-textbooks. Even UpToDate hasn't raised  
> its rates by more than 10%!
>        Lillian Brazin
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