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A responsible scientific society should not charge for its archives. Free archives would cover most accessibility questions. The scientific community “can’t live without data and we can’t live without access to data, and I think this is something that we really need to pay a lot more attention to,” Stephen Berry added. Access for industry scientists was also deemed sufficient. Chemists and chemical engineers are getting the needed access at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lou Ann Di Nallo said. Return-on-investment clearly drives resource allocations, and there is a big focus on how money is spent in the industry library.

Buckius, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA Carol Carr, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Charles P. Casey, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Dennis Chamot, National Academies, Washington, DC Bridget Coughlin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC Nicholas R. Cozzarelli, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Brian Crawford, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ (now with ACS) Carol Cruetz, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY Carol Deangelo, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC Lou Ann Di Nallo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ Michael P.

Publishers offer special packages to universities. The American Chemical Society recognizes the financial plight of some needy institutions. ACS offers educational packages, journals at a lower cost. Other institutions such as California State Fullerton or Williams College reduced their number of chemistry journals from 70-80 in 1990 to 60 in 2000, Michael Doyle said. However, there are also institutions like Ohio Wesleyan and other very small institutions that may have only 15 journals which they are struggling to maintain.

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