Lesson 8

To promote the ethical and legal use of information.

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What Information Costs

Fancy houseIn an average year, the James White Library spends over $400,000 on books, about $320,000 on periodicals, and $85,000 or more on other online resources. That's a whopping total of more than $800,000. This is enough money to buy a luxurious home.

Information is a luxury item.

Encyclopaedia Britannica
(32 volumes)

$1,599.00 could buy...Mountain bike

$5000.00 could buy...
Hot tub


Academic Search (EBSCO)

$15,000.00 could buy...
Grand piano

Images used herein to illustrate the cost of information were obtained from IMSI's MasterClips and MasterPhotos Premium Image Collection, 1895 Francisco Blvd. East, San Rafael, CA 94901-5506, USA.

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