Friday, June 16, 2006

PAMwide Round Table

Our conference kicked off after a lovely PAM Networking Breakfast (thanks, SIAM!) with the PAMwide Round Table (sponsored by ACM and Wiley). After the round-the-room introduction and a request from Donna Thompson to update the Membership Directory, the discussions kicked off.

Topics covered were: Fees for journals; ISI impact factors; journal competitions (i.e. Nature spinoffs); boycotting expensive journals; criteria for cancelling subscriptions; paper versus electronic subscriptions (a perennial favorite); and downsizing and/or combining resources. Participants shared information about what their libraries were doing with these topics.

If anyone else has notes to share, please include them!

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