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Subscription Review 2020 - 2021

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Background:

Due to a pre-COVID shortfall in the 2019-2021 biennial budget combined with the 4.6% reduction to the FY21 budget and a planned additional reduction in the FY22 budget, we are initiating a review of all subscriptions during the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Annual price increases for databases, journals, and other subscriptions are unsustainable. The Libraries received a modest increase in the 2019-2021 biennial budget that covered a part but not all of this subscription price inflation. The additional COVID-19 related budget reductions for FY21 AND FY22 results in a shortfall in funding for subscriptions requires that we take a critical eye to all of our subscriptions.

We are starting this review of subscriptions with databases this fiscal year and will be considering factors such as price, overlap with other resources in content and use, and usage of the resource. A list of planned cancellations will be posted on the Database Subscription Review 2020-2021 page.

We are initiating a full review of all of our subscriptions, including journals and journal packages, in Winter and Spring Quarter 2021. Additional information will be available here when that process is underway.

 

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