And the prices go up, up, up

While our budgets go down, down, down.

The only option?  Cancellations left and right.

 

In the April issue of Library Journal there is a periodicals price survey. It’s an interesting read. Here’s the full article:
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6651248.html?q=periodicals+price+survey

The pertinent numbers for law:

Law

Average Cost Per Title 2005   $223
Average Cost Per Title 2006   $246
% of Change   10
Average Cost Per Title 2007   $273
% of Change    11
Average Cost Per Title 2008   $292
% of Change    7
Average Cost Per Title 2009   $322
% of Change    10

So, in a 5-year period, journal prices have risen an average of $99 per tile, or 44%.  Ouch.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s