|[aserl_coll_assess] FW: Update on ASERL-AMD Offer||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)|
|Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2020 08:21:24 -0800 (PST)|
ASERL Friends: We held our 'online huddle' meeting last week to determine whether we had sufficient interest to reach the goal for the offer from Adam Matthew Digital - a combined group-spend of $2.9M by December 15, 2020. Seventeen people participated in the huddle. A small group of the participants offered approximately 25% of the expenditures needed to reach the goal, with most people expressing a serious need for additional time to determine what budgets will look like into Spring 2021. I made our case with the AMD sales rep, and was successful in getting the purchase deadline moved to March 15, 2021 - with some caveats. <-- No surprise on the caveats, sadly. THE SHORT VERSION 1. AMD requires at least $260K in additional sales orders to be placed by ASERL libraries before December 15, 2020 or the extension through 3/15/21 will not be granted. 2. With the extension, the additional cache of content that would be released to all ASERL libraries is reduced from 93 products (previously = through 2018) to 72 products (revised = through 2016). 3. Although the cache of AMD products is reduced, the group-spend goal remains at $2.9M in sales from ASERL libraries, for the period December 1, 2019 - March 15, 2021. 4. If the group-spend goal is not attained, the previous incentives ($15K credit against future AMD purchases + a 6-month subscription to AMD's 'Research Source' platform) for those libraries who did make purchases as part of the campaign will remain. This is not the easy, simple response I was hoping for, but it still offers some hope for those who want to pursue the cache of additional content. I, for one, am very glad this kind of horse-trading is not a regular part of my job! Please let me know any questions. We can host another huddle meeting if people feel it would be useful to do so. I will follow-up with individuals who contacted me directly to field any questions. Thanks for your continued interest. --jeb John Burger, Executive Director Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library 540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316 Atlanta, GA 30322 404-218-4207 -- cellular From: Alicia Sell <Alicias [at] amedu.com> Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 10:40 PM To: John Burger <jburger [at] aserl.org> Subject: ASERL Offer Update for review Hi John, Thank you, again, for setting up the ASERL Huddle meeting last week to discuss the Adam Matthew collective spend goal. I am encouraged to hear that the offer continues to be of interest. I have reviewed your request to extend the offer through March 15, 2021 with my director, and I am happy to report that we will agree to the extension with some revisions and stipulations. Adam Matthew is committed to being a good partner with ASERL and to help the group gain access to these critical research tools. By extending the offer to March 15, 2021, our company is spreading the value of this offer over multiple fiscal years, and, as such, this has increased our financial contribution significantly. The revised collective spend goal as listed below still provides access to all members, regardless of individual spend, and fulfills a wide variety of research needs. The revisions also takes into consideration the additional investment we are offering to the group by extending the deadline. This opportunity is a substantial commitment from both of our groups and presents a very exciting chance to fill a wide variety of needs, while simultaneously presenting the best value per institution as measured against the number of students, researchers and other end-users positively impacted by opened database access. I hope that these revisions will still be of interest to the group. I remain on hand to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your review and I look forward to the groups feedback. Collective Spend Goal of $2,900,000 extended through March 15, 2021 based on agreement to following revisions and commitments: Revision: * The collective spend goal to include all titles published through 2016, which includes access to 79 titles valued at a list price of $3.6m list price for EACH LIBRARY. The attached document shows all of the titles that all members would gain access to marked with an "X". Commitments: * The six schools that committed to participate in the offer during the huddle meeting would need to move forward with their spend by the December 15th deadline as a good faith effort to reach the goal. Their collective commitment was $375,000. One library has already moved forward and is working on their paperwork, so the remaining five schools would cover the $257,800 balance. * I am working with another ASERL member on an offer that is under consideration with a December 15th deadline. I have requested a meeting with them this week to get an update. Their offer is for $199,000. * If these two offers go through in December 2020, the deadline will be extended through March 15th so that members can work to cover the final remaining balance of $650,330.00. We do ask that the members develop a plan of which schools will consider participation by March 15th to cover the remaining balance. We understand the list will not guarantee participation, but will give us a sense of whether the delta can be covered. Kind Regards, Alicia ..................................................................... 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