Home / Collection Analysis and Strategy / 2009-2010 Reductions in Book Purchasing and Journal Subscriptions

2009-2010 Reductions in Book Purchasing and Journal Subscriptions

UW Libraries Seattle Campus

For 2009-2010, the University Libraries materials budget has sustained a 20% cut (approximately $2 million) in purchasing power, as a consequence of reduced state appropriations and unfunded cost increases on information resources. Following a comprehensive review of our serial subscriptions, in consultation with faculty and others in the University community, we are cancelling approximately 1,600 print and electronic journals, databases, and microforms. Students, faculty, and staff will also lose access to more than 1,000 Springer journals because funding will not allow continuation of the journal "bundle" through which they have been available. A list of those titles will be provided as soon as it has been finalized by the libraries participating in a modified agreement for 2010. The book budget is being cut as well, and consequently we estimate 7,000 fewer monographs will be purchased this year in comparison with last.

UW users may continue to request books and journal articles that are unavailable within the Libraries through UW Worldcat or Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services.