The UCLA Library is repeating an annual project to review print journal subscriptions. In addition, in an effort to respond to this year’s growing financial crisis, collection managers have identified a number of uniquely held print journal titles for cancellation.
The list of proposed journal cancellations is available on an interactive Web page that allows you to browse lists by selecting librarian or holding library or to search for individual titles. Each title has an interactive button that enables you to email comments directly to the librarian responsible for that subject area. The list of proposed journal cancellations will be available for review and comments through June 15, 2010.
Reducing format duplication, or cancelling a print journal subscription when electronic is available, is one action that the Library is taking to stretch its collections budget as far as possible; it also saves on bindery and personnel costs.
Your support and feedback are essential in this process. Contact Janet Carter, Collection Coordinator for the Biomedical Library, by email or by telephone at 310.825.5802 or Sharon E. Farb, Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication, by email or by telephone at 310.825.1201 if you have any concerns or questions.
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