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Collection Budget Reduction

26 June 2020 - 4:20pm by John Gallagher

The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in many areas of the university, and the library is no exception. For fiscal year 2021, the library must reduce its general collection expenditures by around 10%. To achieve this target, we have compiled a list of journal titles and databases for cancellation. Each item on this list has been carefully assessed prior to being selected for cancellation. 

Your feedback is an essential part of this process and we welcome your input. Please also let us know if the cancellation of a specific title will significantly impact your work, so that we can consider whether a different title can be cancelled in its place.

See the list and learn more about our methodology here

While it’s necessary to reduce our collection expenditures, we continue to offer a variety of services to minimize the impact of these cancellations on your research, teaching and practice: 

  • Our interlibrary loan department stands ready to help you access articles in journals that we do not subscribe to, at no charge to you. 
  • Your librarian can work with you to identify available resources that may be of interest.
  • While we cannot commit to new subscriptions at this time, we will gladly take recommendations for potential future purchases. 

The current financial situation is evolving, and the elimination of additional subscriptions may be necessary at a later time. Please let us know if you have any feedback, questions or concerns. We are here to support you in this uncertain time.