Lest Franklin Hoke's excellent article, "Scientists Press for Boost in Federal Library Funding" (The Scientist, Feb. 21, 1994, page 1), leave the wrong impression, I would like to emphasize that many of my consulting clients since 1981 have been not-for-profit organizations interested in achieving performance objectives in terms of the marketplace and their mission statements. No publisher, commercial or otherwise, dictated my writing or speech.

I have openly disagreed with and criticized many publishers, such as the American Physical Society, when I believe they have failed the interests of their members, not without some reluctance and disappointment. My consulting services are for hire, not for sale.

If, after reading the comments of Association of Research Libraries spokeswoman Ann Okerson, any of your readers are interested in another librarian's point of view, they might like to read "The treason of the learned. The real agenda of those who would...

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