Saturday, January 24, 2009

Escalating costs of journal subscriptions

Cornell University Library has a wonderful exhibit on the escalating costs of journal subscriptions.

An exhibit highlighting the rising cost of library journal subscriptions to support faculty and student research
courtesy of Resonance Research Corporation

The cost of
journal subscriptions
continues to rise
and the prices will
shock you.

The Cornell Libraries subscribe to over 88,000 serials, a majority which are journals in paper or electronic form. Five years ago the most expensive engineering-related journals cost $4,000 to $12,000.
Now prices reach $18,000.
To get a better sense of what this much money is worth, please

Enter the Exhibit

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