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Reduced-Cost Journals Service and "Delayed Subscriptions"


Students in front of the University of Algiers Library.
The Reduced-Cost Journals Service, originally developed under a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provided reduced-cost subscriptions for a second round of three-year subscriptions (1996-98) to commercially published medical, scientific, and technical journals, bringing to nearly 500 the total number of subscriptions. The value of the program, not included in Sabre’s financial statements, now exeeds $1.4 million, of which roughly half is paid by libraries in the countries served as they move toward market systems.

Sabre also manages a small-scale "Delayed Subscriptions Service", whereby journal publishers include Sabre in their list of bulk subscribers. The journals arrive at Sabre’s Clinton, Massachusetts, warehouse, are sorted by country of destination, and included in containerized shipments which are then distributed by partner organizations overseas.


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