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Speaking of moving forward, all the ven- bly bring products used on campus to em- new ones or subscribe to NewsLink for re-
dors mentioned in this piece have strong ployers’ attention. (This assumes that minders. Does that sound too self-serving?
(continued from page 7) library markets, so let me suggest that the vendor was bright enough to tell the Well, tough times … tough times.
vendors stay in touch with the librarians student how to find its products off-cam-
who are working to diversify their own pus before graduation.) Barbara Quint is editor of Searcher
people approached OCLC several years operations. Academic libraries offer a key And the problem of getting faculty and magazine. Her email address is bquint@
ago and were turned down. But what was example, as distance-learning programs students to actually use products licensed mindspring.com. Send your comments
then “Not our sort of thing” is now “Just from these institutions rely on digital re- from vendors persists. For articles show- about this column to itletters@infotoday
what we should be doing.” sources more than any other. Alumni- ing how some traditionals are building .com.
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scholarly research platform. Meanwhile,
OceanSide Publications gained the abil-
ity to introduce new business models,
increased subscriptions, sold more ar-
ticles via pay-per-view, and increased
usage of its content after completing its
project in 2007.
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GSA Names New
Co-Editors for Two Journals
The Geological Society of America (GSA)
named Patience Cowie co-editor of Geol-
ogy and Christian Koeberl co-editor of
GSA Bulletin. Cowie is a professor of geo-
dynamics at the University of Edinburgh’s