We greatly appreciate the feedback received from faculty. We understand how central the library collection is to teaching and learning, and are doing everything we can to mitigate cancellations. However, given that serials increase annually and the collection budget is flat, our only option is to trim some of our subscriptions. Please direct questions about serials cancellation to Susan Thomas, Director of Collection Services.
You may request journal articles that we no longer receive through our free Interlibrary Loan service. In most cases, your requests will be delivered to your desktop.
What else can you do to help?
- Support efforts by professional associations and other groups to identify sustainable and affordable ways to distribute scholarly information.
- Consider the publisher’s behavior, e.g. pricing, copyright policy, before either submitting for publication or agreeing to serve on an editorial board.
- Be sure to read your publisher’s copyright release before you sign it; you may find that you cannot offer online or print access to your own articles without prior permission. Most publishers will allow you to place a pre-published article in your institutional repository. Contact Craig Finlay, Scholarly Communications Librarian for details.