On an annual basis, librarians review current journal subscriptions to assure that titles are continuing to be used and are meeting the needs of the Health Science Center community. This annual review of journals allows the library to stay within budget while freeing some funds to add new titles requested by faculty and students. Below is our tentative journal cancellation list for 2016. The titles on this list have low usage (less than 100 uses during the year), no usage, or the publisher could not provide use statistics. Because some publishers are not able to provide use statistics, librarians are particularly interested in feedback on titles that appear to have no use.
Librarians used 2014 cost/use as a baseline because it is the last full calendar year of usage statistics we could gather.
Cancellations are not made lightly; librarians look at many factors and also take into consideration comments from faculty, staff, and students. If any of the titles suggested for cancellation are needed, send your comments to John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For titles not owned by the library or that may be cancelled, interlibrary loan is available to obtain articles or books from lending libraries around the country.