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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