As Chemistry Journals' Prices Rise, a Librarian Just Says No

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Jenica P. Rogers, director of libraries at SUNY-Potsdam, is speaking out on her blog about a pricing plan that she says works against smaller campuses. She hopes other librarians will join her "call to action."

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Jenica P. Rogers, director of libraries at SUNY-Potsdam, is speaking out on her blog about a pricing plan that she says works against smaller campuses. She hopes other librarians will join her "call to action."

The American Chemical Society publishes some of the best scholarly journals in the field. Jenica P. Rogers just can't afford them anymore.

Ms. Rogers, director of libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, won't be renewing her institutional subscription to the society's current online journals package. As of January 1, 2013, the Potsdam campus's chemistry faculty and students will make do with content from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier's ScienceDirect, and a