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Database Renewals - Timeline and Commitment

 

August 1:  By this date, all libraries will receive information from Bruce Smith at WiLS about databases that they currently subscribe to:

September 1:  By this date - in order to calculate final pricing - all libraries must let Bruce know which databases they intend to subscribe to for the following year (whether renewals or new subscriptions)  [*This commitment is considered firm—See more information on this, below]

September 1-October 15:  Bruce will work with vendors and libraries to negotiate pricing, and calculate the final amount due from each library. 

November 1:  Libraries will have final pricing in hand for the following year.

January:  Libraries will receive invoices from WiLS for databases for the current year.

 

*Commitment:  A library's September 1 decision is considered a firm commitment, unless their final total increase amounts to more than 5%, in which case they have the option to decline. 

 

For more information about online databases, contact Rose Ziech.