Cataloging Fixed-fee Pricing for 2003/04
The Cataloging fixed-fee pricing arrangement with OCLC allows FEDLINK
users to know exactly how much they will pay for cataloging for the
coming fiscal year. OCLC provides a quote for the entire year's
cataloging. Quotes were distributed at the FEDLINK Spring OCLC Users
Group Meeting on May 7, 2003 along with a list of all applicable
cataloging product codes. If you were unable to pick up your library's
quote, please contact Patrick Miller at FEDLINK (202-707-4846;
[log in to unmask]) to receive the quote.
The total amount can be billed in several ways:
* A single annual installment paid either in September (covers
cataloging from October-September) or June (covers July-June)
* Four equal quarterly installments in September (covers cataloging
activity in October-December), December (covers January-March), March
(covers April-June), and June (covers July-September)
* Twelve monthly payments (each installment covers the following
The fixed-fee amount is based upon annual transaction averages for
about 80 covered product codes. Most online and offline cataloging
product codes, including credits, are covered. Please note: Internet
access fees are not covered in the quote.
OCLC fixed fee for cataloging is billed using four rollup-billing
codes. Although four product codes are used for billing, for proper tax
accounting, the total of these product codes is considered the fixed
fee. All regular product codes covered by the fixed fee are
How is the Cataloging fixed fee calculated?
The 12-month period of January 2002 through December 2002 was used to
calculate the FY2004 annual transaction averages of all covered product
codes. Current fiscal year prices (i.e., FY2003) are then applied. The
FY2004 cataloging fixed-fee has a zero price increase for FY2004. Any
increase or decrease in an institution's quote from the prior year is
due strictly to activity fluctuations.
Must I use Cataloging fixed-fee pricing?
No, it is optional. Libraries may remain on transaction pricing. If
your library has the following characteristics, you may want to consider
Cataloging fixed-fee pricing:
* Have stable or increasing OCLC Cataloging activity
* Want predictable OCLC Cataloging bills
* Want to try cataloging products and services that you do not
currently use-the cost would not be included in your current quote
Ordering or Canceling Fixed Fee
As in the past, current Cataloging fixed-fee subscribers are
automatically renewed unless they submit a cancellation. The form can
be found at this URL: < http://www2.oclc.org/oclc/pdf/forms/catfix.pdf
>. You may enter data directly into the PDF form, print, and then fax
to FEDLINK on 202-707-4828. Please submit all cancellations and new
orders to FEDLINK by June 7, 2003.
Please address questions about Cataloging fixed-fee pricing to Anne
Harrison at FEDLINK (202-707-4834; [log in to unmask]).