EBSCO Expanding Poplular Magazines…01.19.10

19 01 2010

From the Distant Librarian:

“…EBSCO is about to be the exclusive full text content provider for a whole lot of popular magazines.  Apparently the Major Magazines got together late last year and put out an RFP to the aggregators.  The Major Magazines felt that they were losing subscribers because public library patrons were able to access their content w/o paying directly for a subscription, and the RFP suggested if the aggregators weren’t willing to pay a lot more for their content, they were going to pull it all.  EBSCO stepped forward and won all the bids, at great cost.  This means that in the very near future the only place you’ll be able to get the full text of the following publications (just a partial list from the pix I took of the slides) will be through EBSCO databases:

  • Time
  • History Today
  • People
  • Sports Illustrated
  • US News and World Report
  • Entrepreneur
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Money
  • Science
  • New Scientist…”
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21 01 2010
Paul R. Pival

Hey, just wanted to leave a note that I’ve updated my post to reflect the fact that I’d included _Science_ in error; that’s not one of the new exclusives…

26 01 2010
Librarians for Fair Access resists exclusive content contracts | dv8-designs

[...] in an RFP put out by Major Magazines who felt that they were losing revenue because too many people read their magazines in the library for free. That said, EBSCO is no stranger to the idea of exclusive [...]

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