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  • Lloyd Miller
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    Message 1 of 1 , May 19, 2010
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      > From: grodgers@...
      > Date: May 18, 2010 11:41:36 AM CDT
      > To: Ann Kaupp <kauppa@...>, Lloyd Miller <lloyd.miller@...>
      > Subject: Fwd: RE: [AAA_Section_Pres_Listserv] SAEC Overview of Section Annual Reports
      > Ann, Lloyd here is a comment on Wiley-Blackwell....geo
      > From: dhodgson@...
      > Date: May 18, 2010 10:38:15 AM CDT
      > To: AAA Section Presidents ListServ <aaasectionpresidents@...>
      > Subject: RE: [AAA_Section_Pres_Listserv] SAEC Overview of Section Annual Reports
      > Reply-To: AAA Section Presidents ListServ <aaasectionpresidents@...>
      > Hi everyone,
      > Given the discussion about AAA and Wiley-Blackwell, I think it might be
      > useful to share the experiences (and frustrations) of AFA with
      > Wiley-Blackwell. As many of you know, the AFA produces VOICES, an annual
      > publication for our members -- which is now only available as a pdf on our
      > website. As I understand it, because of a lag in production, we were not
      > allowed to sign up with Wiley-Blackwell for regular digitization of
      > VOICES. Instead, we have had to negotiate a price for the digitization
      > and addition of each issue of VOICES as it is produced. That said -- we
      > have spent almost two years trying to get a clear answer from
      > Wiley-Blackwell (via Dion Dears at the AAA) about:
      > 1) how much it would cost to digitize the 3 issues that have not been
      > added; and
      > 2) what it would cost/require to sign up for an agreement to digitize each
      > issue as it is produced and add it to the back issues, rather than
      > negotiate on an issue-by-issue basis.
      > Some of the problems we have encountered in this process include:
      > 1) Changing terms by Wiley-Blackwell -- they initially said $300 an issue,
      > but when we responded that we wanted to go ahead, suddenly the cost had
      > risen to $1200 (because they recommended digitizing each article
      > separately for easier searching)
      > 2) Endless lags (months!) in communication -- which is all done through
      > Dion as the broker, so I don't know where/how/to whom to attribute the
      > lags -- but let me just say that two years have passed and we are still
      > waiting for a final price and OK for Wiley-Blackwell to add the three
      > issues.
      > So -- if AAA is in the process of reviewing its agreement with WB, I would
      > strongly encourage some attention to customer service; the timeliness,
      > efficiency and process of responding to queries and requests; and a clear
      > (and quick) process and transparent price structure for adding issues.
      > All best,
      > Dorothy
      > --
      > Dorothy L. Hodgson, Ph.D.
      > President, Association for Feminist Anthropology
      > Director, Institute for Research on Women
      > Professor, Department of Anthropology
      > Rutgers University
      > New Brunswick, NJ
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      > Anthro Tel: 732-932-9886 (messages); Fax: 732-932-1564
      > http://anthro.rutgers.edu/faculty/hodgson.shtml
      > http://irw.rutgers.edu
      > Join the Association for Feminist Anthropology!
      > http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/
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