[Eril-l] package renewal dates

Hinojosa, Rogelio H rhinojosa at tamiu.edu
Fri Oct 23 12:57:40 PDT 2015


A couple of years ago we discussed with EBSCO the possibility of transferring to them the responsibility for managing most of our database subscription renewals much in the same way they handle our journal renewals. They were willing to do it, but in the end we decided to wait on this decision mainly because of the additional service charges it would represent. But it is still an option we may consider in the future. EBSCO can help in rearranging all subscription renewals according to our preferred start and end dates. It also means that the first year all charges will have to be prorated, and more than likely an extra amount will have to be paid to cover for more than twelve months of access to most databases. I hope this helps,

Rogelio Hinojosa
Acquisitions Librarian
Texas A&M International University
Killam Library
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
rhinojosa at tamiu.edu

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Acquisitions Librarian
Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library
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From: Eril-l [mailto:eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org] On Behalf Of Karen Jensen
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2015 2:33 PM
To: eril-l
Subject: [Eril-l] package renewal dates

This may not be the best list for this subject, but it's been such a great, active list with lots of ideas shared, that I'm going to start here.

I wonder if any libraries out there have worked to get all or most of their electronic package renewal dates to come up during the same month of the year, in order to create more predictable accounting, keep the staff schedules the rest of the year for other activities, minimize the number of interruptions from vendors, etc. In other words, work toward prorating or other means in order to get renewal dates changed to concentrate the work of renewals. I ask because our personnel cutbacks and reduced hours have forced us to look for any possible improvement in efficiency; we all have more to do and need to streamline how we do it. I wondered if someone else has done this and if they have tips for proceeding.


Karen Jensen
Collection Development Officer
Rasmuson Library
University of Alaska Fairbanks
kljensen at alaska.edu<mailto:kljensen at alaska.edu>

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