Re: LCS benefits, was Re: [CONLANG] Conlang hosting
|Date:||Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 1:22|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Sai Emrys
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Amanda Babcock Furrow
> <langs@...> wrote:
> > The benefit I would be most excited to see from the LCS,
> but which would
> > require that it have a thriving budget, would be... JSTORaccess!
> > $1500 upfront plus $500 a year for their "Arts & Sciences
> Complement", a bundle of currently 143 titles including the
> > above-mentioned journals.
> > A benefit like this, something that I can only obtain as a
> member of a
> > group, would truly make LCS membership worthwhile to me.
> That would, indeed, be neat. I share the frustration with thecurrent
> state of academic publishing being nearly-unreachable toindividuals.
> This *could* happen once we have ongoing memberships, but it'lldepend
> a great deal on how many members we have, and how many of themcare
> enough about this. Think of it simply as distributed cost. Is it
> worth, say, $5 to 300 people? $10 to 150 people? $20 to 75 people?
LCC is unfortunately geographically inconvenient so it's not
something that I would want to invest in. Maybe if there was one
here in the Southeast. However, JSTOR access is a strong motivator.
I could easily be swayed for $10-20. The key to getting membership
going will be in having some good benefits to offer.