We, north of the border, are also feeling the pain of price increases. In large measure, increases of up to 30% across the board are due to the fluctuations in the dollar exchange rate. Having been quoted renewal lists based on a Canadian dollar on par with the US$, we have now received invoices based on the current Canadian dollar which is now below the US$ by 20-30%. So a recession, not entirely of our making, is seriously impacting our meager resources. John Tagg Toronto -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Barbara Grout Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 11:42 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: CHAT: Journal price increases Well this may do it for we hospital librarians who are trying to stay alive . The journal publishers may very well push us over the line of staying viable in our small libraies. Prices are going through the roof. My two cents. Barbara -- Barbara Grout Librarian Belleville Memorial Hospital 4500 Memorial Drive Belleville, IL 62226 Phone: 618-257-5343 Fax: 618-257-6825 E-Mail: [log in to unmask] This e-mail may contain confidential and/or privileged information for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review or distribution by anyone other than the person for whom it was originally intended is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact the sender and delete all copies. Opinions, conclusions or other information contained in this e-mail may not be that of the organization..