From the RML: OVID LWW Final Pricing (fwd)
nnlm at u.washington.edu
Fri Dec 7 15:54:31 PST 2001
This message is being forwarded from Patty Ayala at the Washington State
Library. She has been working with Susan Barnes and Pamela Murray on
the OVID LWW consortia purchase.
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Subject: OVID LWW Final Pricing
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 15:12:49 -0800
From: "PATTY AYALA" <PAYALA at statelib.wa.gov>
Hello Medical Library Colleagues,
Attached, find the final pricing information for the OVID LWW consortia
purchase. I invite all of you to join the group! If you have trouble
reading the attachment, I would be happy to fax it to you. Please call me
at the number listed at the bottom of this email message.
Under the guidance and direction of a group of medical library
representatives, the Statewide Database Licensing project of the
Washington State Library has helped to set up a pricing model for a group
of OVID journals. I would like to especially thank Pamela Murray at
Northwest Hospital and Susan Barnes from the NN/LM PNR at the UW Health
Sciences Library for doing an incredible amount of work to establish this
The overall cost for the consortia is $90,000, which is a very low cost
for this package. Each journal has three simultaneous users. You can
access the list of journals by going to www.wmla.org and clicking on the
"WMLA Database and Full Text Trial" link. For more information about
content or access, please contact the OVID sales representative, Shaun
Carroll at 360.668.9763; email to sean_carroll at ovid.com
The pricing enclosed is based on a somewhat complicated formula. There is
a base cost, which is 60 percent of the overall and is evenly divided.
Smaller institutions are paying half of the base charge that larger
institutions are paying. The other 40 percent of the cost is based on an
FTE formula. The pricing represents what is hopefully a worst case
scenario. If more libraries join, and if we don't have significant
drop-out, your ultimate price could actually be lower than listed.
Libraries that contacted us indicating interest were not included in this
list if it appeared that we were not able to come in within the price
range they gave. Please call me immediately if you change your mind, and
think you might be able to come up with some money. You should be able to
estimate your price by looking at libraries of a similar size. If you
intended to be on the list, but we have overlooked you, please accept our
apologies and contact me to be added.
Originally, OVID had proposed adding an additional "software access fee,"
which they have agreed to waive for 2002. However, you should be aware
that if this deal is renewed for 2003, that fee will be spread amongst the
participants at that time which will add $7,500 to the overall cost next
So what is the bottom line? What will it cost your institution to
participate in the deal for next year (2002)? The attached spreadsheet
has the final numbers. We cannot work on a new formula to change the
figures at this point, since the offer from OVID is only good until
December 15 (which is next Saturday). We are rapidly running out of time.
It is imperative that we hear from you as soon as possible with a final
commitment either way. Please let me know no later than Tuesday, December
11 whether you will be participating or not.
If you have any additional questions, it would be best to contact me.
Pamela will be unavailable until December 20, and Susan is currently on
I look forward to working with you.
Statewide Database Licensing Consultant
Washington State Library
P.O. Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460
payala at statelib.wa.gov
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