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:

The pertinent numbers for 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.

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