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Serials Management Project 2012

For over a decade, managing serials collections in academic libraries has been a challenge in an environment of annual serials price inflation of 5-9% and budgetary uncertainty. During the last decade, the UCI Libraries acquired access to a significant number of new serials to support growing and new academic programs.  At the same time, UCI negotiated aggressively to get the best deal possible for access to licensed resources.

Given the budget situation this fiscal year and continued serials inflation costs, we must continue to reduce our serials in order to achieve a balanced collections budget. We will try to do this while maintaining support for the teaching, research, and clinical priorities for library resources.

 

May 2012

The UCI Libraries are currently engaging in the two projects below in order to reduce expenses and create space for our collections.

 

Langson Deduplication Project

Currently, the Langson Library is operating at over-capacity for housing its books, journals and other collections. To alleviate our overcrowded stacks, we will be withdrawing selected print journals where we provide full-text access to the same content in digital form. Withdrawal of this duplicate print content in the Langson Library will allow us to accommodate the growth of other collections and continue to provide vital study space throughout the library.

The UCI Libraries will continue to provide full-text electronic access to all of the withdrawn print material. In other words, though the print materials will be withdrawn, the UCI Libraries will maintain online access to the materials.

We have compiled a list of print materials to be withdrawn in this project here.

If you have any questions, please contact John Novak, Acting Head of Collection Development Department, by June 15, 2012.

 

Duplicate Print, Low Use, or Similar Content Titles to be Discontinued

In an effort to reduce recurring expenses, we have continued to review our local holdings. These lists are composed of serial titles that are duplicate print subscriptions, have low use, or where similar content exists in another source. The subscriptions to these titles will be discontinued.

The lists are sorted alphabetically by department, then title.

1. Duplicate Print Serials Titles  

Full-text online access to these titles will be retained.

2. Low Use or Similar Content Serials Titles  

While we have carefully reviewed these titles, we understand that there may be special circumstances concerning a particular title. If you have concerns, we ask that you inform us and share comments by contacting your Subject Librarian or John Novak, Acting Head of Collection Development Department, by June 15, 2012.

 

 

January 2012

Duplicate Print, Low Use, or Similar Content Titles to be Discontinued

In an effort to reduce recurring expenses, we have continued to review our local holdings.  These lists are composed of serial titles that are duplicate print subscriptions, have low use, or where similar content exists in another source. The subscriptions to these titles will be discontinued.  

 

The lists are sorted alphabetically by department, then title.

1. Duplicate Print Serials Titles

Full-text online access to these titles will be retained.

 

2. Low Use or Similar Content Serials Titles

 

While we have carefully reviewed these titles, we understand that there may be special circumstances concerning a particular title.  If you have concerns, we ask that you inform us and share comments by contacting your Subject Librarian or John Novak, Acting Head of Collection Development Department, by Friday, March 2.

 

November 2011

In September 2011, we asked for faculty input on posted lists of serial titles that had low usage or where similar content existed in another source.  Below is the revised list based on faculty feedback.  The subscriptions to these titles will be discontinued, although in certain cases alternative online access may be available.  

Thank you to all faculty who responded with their thoughts and concerns.  We will continue to seek your feedback in coming years as we continue to manage our serial subscriptions.


Lower Use or Similar Content Titles  (revised 11/15/2011)

 

 

 

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