Re: Recent Comments by Albert Henderson

From: Katherine Porter <Porter_at_LIBRARY.VANDERBILT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 10:00:23 -0600

No librarian in their right mind would admit such a thing to you
because of the overhanging threat of a lawsuit.
As the judge said, no one would use this as a single decision-
making tool, but cost per some unit of issue/article/word can be
very helpful in making decisions about subscription (print or
electronic) vs document delivery.
Mr. Henderson has been having this discussion on various lists for
over 2 years now. In addition to Ken Rouse, David Flaxbart has
written a really good rebuttal in Issues in Science and Technology

So please can we move on here.

Kitty Porter

> The idea of kilowords per dollar has become a dark joke.
> I have been unable to get any librarian to admit
> to using kilowords per dollar as an acquisitions tool.
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Kitty Porter
Stevenson Science & Engineering Library
419 21st Avenue South
Vanderbilt University
Nashville TN 37240
Phone: 615-343-7106
Fax: 615-343-7249
Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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