Subscription costs continue to rise steadily and consume a greater percentage of the library's collection budget each year. Many libraries struggle with unaffordable and unsustainable journal subscriptions and have made similiarly difficult choices, including UNC Chapel Hill and the University of California System.
The Collections Advisory Committee has identified two journal package subscriptions to cancel in response to our budget shortfall and subscription inflation. These are:
Our cancellation of these packages does not automatically mean lost access to a particular journal. Some journals in these packages have alternative access available through one of our other electronic resources. However, there may be embargoes (i.e., current content withheld) on this content. Embargo lengths may vary from 6 months to 6 years.
Concerns or questions regarding access to a particular journal may be shared with your subject liaison, who will share these with the Collections Advisory Committee. Full title lists for each publisher are below.
These products were identified for the following reasons:
We have set aside funds to subscribe to individual SAGE and Springer titles by request. Requests will be considered with the following criteria in mind:
Access to content can be provided through interlibrary loan or other means when a subscription request is not approved. Requests for journal subscriptions may be sent to your subject liaison or via the feedback form linked below. Submit requests by September 30, 2020 for full consideration. We will do a second round of review at the end of February.
If you have questions regarding the library's cancellation process or alternative modes of accessing materials, please contact your subject liaison.
Every three years, NC LIVE reviews statewide resources, analyzes usage trends, and reviews feedback from libraries to decide which resources to renew, add, or cancel. More information is available from NC LIVE.
|Resource Title||Cancellation Date|
|Gale in Context: Science||2021|
|Gale Teaching and Education Reference Center (TERC)||2021|
|EBSCO Biography Reference||2021|
|Resource Title||Start Date|
|EBSCO Learning Express/PrepStep||2021|
|Gale in Context: Biography||2021|
|Films on Demand: Just for Kids||2021|