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Serials Management Project 2013

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.

 

February 2013

Duplicate Print, Lower Use, Similar Content, or UC-shared 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, Similar Content, or UC-shared Titles

These subscriptions are being discontinued because their content is rarely used, similar content exists in another source, or they are part of a UC-wide sharing agreement.  This agreement stipulates that a print copy of the journal is maintained at another UC and content is shared with other campuses via Interlibrary Loan.

 

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 Kristin Laughtin, Collection Development Assistant, by Friday, March 8, 2013.

 


October 2012

Duplicate Print, Lower Use, Similar Content, or UC-shared 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, Similar Content, or UC-shared Titles

These subscriptions are being discontinued because their content is rarely used, similar content exists in another source, or they are part of a UC-wide sharing agreement.  This agreement stipulates that a print copy of the journal is maintained at another UC and content is shared with other campuses via Interlibrary Loan.

 

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, October 26, 2012.

 

 

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