Marriott Library to evaluate subscriptions

Each year, librarians in the Marriott Library evaluate subscriptions to journals and databases to determine what subscriptions should be added or removed. In the past two years, the Marriott Library has added 283 journal subscriptions, 20 databases, and the online archives for a number of journals. For 2013, the Library will renew most databases, standing orders, ejournals and ebook collections. However, due to budget constrictions, and in order to keep up with ongoing steep price increases, especially among science journals, the library is reviewing selected journal subscriptions for possible cancellation. This year, the Library is targeting low-use paper subscriptions and selected journals that have been purchased in duplicate online and paper versions.

The 375 titles under review are listed here and include 305 journals stored in the Library’s Automated Retrieval Center (ARC) that have had zero requests or circulations during the past two to four years. The review listing also includes journals that are held in duplicate paper and online versions and have a per-article download cost exceeding $40.

If you wish to register concerns about any title you see on the review list, please send email before May 15 to Maria Hunt and Mark England.

The Marriott Library actively seeks your input as it makes decisions about these subscriptions during its decision decision-making process, which will end in mid-May.

Access to current issues of any affected journal will continue until January 2013.

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