Michelle, The Krafty Librarian, has it right in this post about journal pricing. Even with the resources of a large academic library on my side, I find the process frustrating to experience and impossible to explain to faculty. “How much does this journal cost?” is no longer an easy question to answer. Sometimes there’s no clear answer to “Do we have access to this without paying extra?” And there’s certainly no good way of estimating how the costs of our whole body of subscriptions will change over the course of a year.

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