Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Misc.

Hello! The Handheld Librarian was mentioned on Pocket PCHow2Log.
Some interesting commentary...he mentions that this blog concentrates mostly on palms, and points to The Shifted Librarian for more general information on libraries and technology.
Thanks to Frank McPherson for linking to us!

The Handheld Librarian was also highlighted along with the Wireless Librarian in a Suite 101 interview with Steven
Cohen
, who has one of the best known blogs,
Library Stuff.
Thanks, Steven for mentioning us!

This from Denise Koufogiannakis, Reference Coordinator at John W. Scott Health Sciences Library,
at the University of Alberta: "We are just in the process of determining which resources to purchase.
We
do not plan to loan out PDAs, and I am especially interested in any
products
that offer site licenses. What have you come across? We have looked at
Ovid@hand and Inforetriever, but I'm especially interested in
textbooks.
Have you heard of eMedicine? They seem to offer pda versions of their
book
chapters as part of the site license, we may consider that product.
It
seems like most texbook products (Skyscape, etc) don't offer a site
license
option. Any other insights?"

This today from Denise regarding Skyscape's response to site licensing:
"Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have 'site licenses'.
The reason is that PDAs are mobile and there is no way we
can then monitor on how many PDAs they are installed and where
the PDAs are.

That being said, I have 2 discounts programs that I can offer
you - a group discount or the discounts unders our current
Residency Promotion. (I will send you this info in a subsequent
email).

The best values for Skyscape's products can be obtained
when purchased as bundles - we have pre-packaged bundles
of 3s and 2s. You can find the pricing for that at the end of the
this note.

We also have discounts for individual titles. The details
of that too are at the end of the note.

You can complete the transaction in one of two ways - with a
Purchase Order or with a credit card (Mastercard or Visa). Please
fax a copy of the order to the fax number in my signature box.

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions or if there
is any other information I can provide. Once again thank you
for your interest in Skyscape and we look forward to working
with you.

Sincerely,

Ashok Mayya
Director, Educational Programs
ashok@skyscape.com

Tel: 978.562.5555 x140 or
408.375.6953 (direct)
Fax: 978.562.5566

DISCOUNT FOR BUNDLES
For "Magic 3" consisting of (1) a clinical title like 5 Min Clinical
Consult, or 5 Min Pediatric Consult, priced at $64.95 (2) a drug
book like Dr Drugs, or Ped Drugs, priced at $49.95 and (3) iFacts,
the Drug Interaction Guide, priced at $69.95 (for a total
of $184.85 for the three purchased individually); the prices for
the bundles are as follows:
Number of bundles Price with discount
1 to 9 $164.95 each (vs. $184.85 without discount)
10 to 99 $148.44 each (vs. $184.85 without discount)
100+ $140.21 each (vs. $184.85 without discount)

For "Magic 2" consisting of (1) a drug book like Dr Drugs,
or Ped Drugs, priced at $49.95 and (2) iFacts, the Drug Interaction
Guide, priced at $69.95 (for a total of $119.90 for the two
Purchased individually); the prices for the bundles are as follows:
Number of bundles Price with discount
1 to 9 $107.00 each (vs $119.90 without discount)
10 to 99 $96.29 each (vs $119.20 without discount)
100+ $90.95 each (vs $119.20 without discount)

DISCOUNTS FOR INDIVIDUAL TITLES
For individual titles (without any of the bundling), the discounts
are as follows (The discounts apply to EACH title i.e. from the
matrix below, you will get a discount of a single title only if you
are purchasing 10 or more of that title):
Number of titles Discount
1 to 9 0%
10 to 99 10%
100+ 15%"

I e-mailed Skyscape about site licensing and special pricing, but have not heard
anything. I also emailed a couple other companies, but have received no response.

I met with a pediatrician today who told me her top 3 products for the palm were
Five Minute Pediatric Consult, Harriet Lane, and Epocrates.

Please share what you are doing, as it is helpful and interesting to everyone to see
what others are doing.

Have a great week!

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