As I said a year ago, when I first ran across this essay, Ken Frazier was a Big Deal Cassandra back in 2001—he tried to warn us at the dawn of the Big Deals that nothing good would come of them, but nobody listened. In The Librarians’ Dilemma: Contemplating the Costs of the “Big Deal”, Frazier made a compelling case against these new package deals of electronic journals. 18 years and countless budget crises later, Frazier is looking downright prophetic.