[Eril-l] ENGnetBASE business model

Hartnett, Eric J ehartnett at library.tamu.edu
Tue Oct 27 13:22:01 PDT 2015


We've had a subscription to ENGnetBASE for at least 15 years. We were recently contacted by our rep about our upcoming renewal. She said that their subscription model is no longer sustainable and they would like to move us to one of two new models

1)      We can purchase the frontlist of titles each year at a very substantial increase over our current subscription price. If we purchase the frontlist we receive complimentary access to their backlist.

2)      We can move to an evidence-based model in which we have to commit to spending only slightly less than the substantial increase in option 1.

We're not happy with either of these options and the rep has suggested that we make a counterproposal. Has anyone else been contacted about this business model change to ENGnetBASE? If so, how did you approach the offer?


Eric Hartnett
Associate Professor
Electronic Resources Librarian
Texas A&M University Libraries
ehartnett at library.tamu.edu<mailto:ehartnett at library.tamu.edu>

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