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These are one-price-for-all-content packages. The package journals show low use for two-thirds or more of the content. Cost per use for both packages below is approximately $13, compared to $0.19 per use for JSTOR, the most cost effective package. The two packages planned for cancellation cost Appalachian more than $300,000 per year:
|Springer Journal Package||View title list|
|Wiley/Blackwell Package||View title list|
Articles contained in the canceled publisher packages (Big Deals) are available through the Library's ILLiad interlibrary loan service. Average turnaround time for articles is 4 days, with most articles arriving electronically. An interlibrary loan costs the Library approximately $8 in non-staff expenses.
We encourage comments from faculty, staff, and students on these planned reductions. Please contact your University Librarian Mary Reichel, (firstname.lastname@example.org), your Collection Management liaison or John Abbott, Coordinator of Collection Management (abbottJP@appstate.edu).