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Zentralblatt für Mathematik - Mathematics Abstracts
Updated 28 October, 2009

Zentralblatt für Mathematik - Mathematics Abstracts (ISSN 0044-4235)
Published by Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe
Serials covered by MATH / Zentralblatt

CAUL Pricing for 2010 (28/10/09)
CAUL Pricing for 2009 (4/7/08)
CAUL Pricing for 2008 (26/6/07)
CAUL Pricing for 2007 (15/6/06)
Online Subscription Agreement (1/8/06)
Offer to CAUL (via Springer, 26/7/05)
Annual subscription rates (Member societies of the European Mathematical Society are entitled to a 15% reduction of the prices.  Reduction of 5% when payment received by December 31, 1999)
Consortial Agreements - contact editor-in-chief, Prof. B. Wegner,
Messages to CAUL from Prof. Wegner [10 November 2001] [25 August 1999]

Statistics. (4/7/08)

From Prof. Wegner [10 November 2001]
Hoping that we may get some further CAUL members interested in a subscription I continue to offer all CAUL members
the reduced special rate of a satellite subscription for the next two years.  This has increased a little since we made our first agreement with you, and also the currency has to be changed to EURO. The rate for 2002 will be 535 EURO.

I checked our files and found as current subscribers to Zentralbaltt online:
University of Sydney
Macquarie University
University of South Australia

From Prof. Wegner [25 August 1999]
Let me fix the model for the installation of an Australasian consortium for subscribing to Zentralblatt at first:

1) We shall register all Australasian institutes interested in access to the electronic offer of Zentralblatt for free during the rest of 1999.

This option has been chosen by several universities in Australia already, and I hope that additional universities from Australia and also from New Zealand will register for this. They can do this by just sending an e-mail with their IP-addresses to Michael Jost "Jost, Michael" <jo@fufaserver.zblmath.FIZ-Karlsruhe.DE> with a reference to this message.

2) During the Annual Meeting of the AustMS in Melbourne we reached an agreement concerning the continuation of this offer which is supported by Springer-Verlag and FIZ Karlsruhe: The promotional offer will be continued in 2000 and 2001 at the considerably reduced annual charge of DM 950 (approximately 500 USD) per campus.

Comment: This corresponds to the price of an additional subscription of a version of Zentralblatt in 1999 assuming that a basic subscription of another version already exists. It is a little more than 10% of the regular price of a basic subscription.

Smaller institutes may ask for getting a further reduction or even that this fee may be waived.

3) We shall use this additional two years period to get some experience about the usage of our service in Australia and New Zealand and to adjust the offer to the user needs from that continent, if we are requested to do so. We shall keep statistics in the background to support this test period. Those from the consortium who are interested in the figures, will get them.

At the end of the test we shall discuss with the clients from Australasia, what a convenient model for the continuation of the consortium will be. In particular the subscription rates for the future will be negotiated in a way which takes into account the tight budgets for mathematical libraries in Australia and New Zealand.

I shall be prepared to travel to Australia or New Zealand for this special purpose in 2001.

I hope that this offer will be convenient. I assume that you will be ready to promote this on your continent. I shall be grateful for additional addresses which I can contact with this proposal to extend the participation in the consortium. With the same purpose I am sending a copy of this message to the presidents of the mathematical societies in Australia and New Zealand.

If you want to get statistics of the current trial in spite of the extended trial period, please send me a notice and we shall care about this.
[Above message forwarded to the datasets list 27 August 1999, with the comment:
Some have asked me about the pricing - I'm reading this proposal to be +10% for e-access for the next 2 years, assuming that you keep your current format, and trial statistics will be available.  Some hint that small institutions could be treated accordingly, and allowance for us to balance the costs across the consortium]

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