Publisher / Vendor Relations Discussion Group (ACRL STS)
8:30 am to 10:00 am, US/Pacific
"Packaged Content and the Limits of Tiered Pricing. " As prices for serial information continue to rise faster than the rate of inflation, with library funding decreasing or remaining flat, e-package uptake by libraries nevertheless continues to show significant growth and has come to represent a growing portion of collection development budgets. Thus, many libraries are seeking to control costs by renegotiating the price structure for packaged content. Often, libraries can reduce costs by moving to tiered pricing models or adjusting cost-per-unit within e-packages. Please join us for a discussion of these issues with timely input from librarians, publishers, and subscription agents.