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My quick thoughts on why do we still subscribe to journals:
 
1.  Many are not available on CD-ROM or online.
2.  Online is cost of time, plus cost of references.  Would they trust most
staff to do it in the cheapest/most efficient fashion?
3.  CD-ROM is just as expensive as subscribing to the hard copy.
4.  For #'s 2 & 3 you will have to purchase multiple workstations, printers,
modems.  In addition, you will have to teach people how to use the
equipment, probably necessitating additional staff.
 
Pardon any typos.
 
Ellen Rothbaum
Medical Library
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, New York