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
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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 Grout
Belleville Memorial Hospital
4500 Memorial Drive
Belleville, IL 62226
Phone:  618-257-5343
Fax:    618-257-6825
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