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March 18, 2015



Interesting! Thanks for explaining the differences, Dean

Charlaine Harris

So it sounds like you have to run harder to stay in place?

Dean James

Charlaine, we librarians definitely do. Vendors/publishers raise their prices every year, usually anywhere from 5-10%, and sometimes more. When library budgets sometimes don't increase at all, it's hard to keep providing essential resources.

Sharan Newman

This is why I've never thought it worth my while to get a paper I have delivered into shape for an academic journal. No one has offered me tenure, although it would be nice as a writer to have it.


Dean, I sympathize. Having spent a good chunk of my life in the academic world, the "publish or perish" model is exacerbated by juggling teaching and research--even when you're not tenured.

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