[SIGCIS-Members] Springer History of Computing titles ---> $24.95

Thomas J. Misa tmisa at umn.edu
Tue Dec 13 07:46:40 PST 2011

Hi all,

I've been admiring the titles that Martin Campbell-Kelly is publishing in the Springer History of Computing series, six titles to date, . . . but also (to be honest) fretting about the high price (mostly $99).

You can get these titles (if <your> library happens to subscribe to a Springer list) for the very decent price of $24.95 -- including shipping.  I ordered Mark Priestly's _Science of Operations_ (regular price at $129) for the same price.  Here's a route worth trying:

1. Look up the Springer title in WORLDCAT.org (not your library).

2. Navigate to an "E-book" listing for the title; then look for "SpringerLink" and click on it.

3. At the top of the "SpringerLink" page, under the Shopping Cart, look for and click on: "Buy a Print Copy"
	• Buy a Print Copy (USD 24.95)
	• Because your library offers access to Springer eBooks, you can have a printed copy of this book delivered to you from SpringerLink for just EUR 24.95 [US$ as well] (free shipping)

What came (in a week or so) was a print-on-demand softcover book, nicely done, color cover, black-and-white insides; completely readable.  Great value.

The book is clearly stamped for /personal/ use only.  Clearly, Springer hopes that libraries buy the expensive hardback edition.

Best, Tom Misa

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