In Spring 2010, Library faculty began a review of periodicals, databases and other subscriptions to identify what we could cancel in order to meet a 12% anticipated reduction to the Library's budget. For 2010/11 it was necessary to cut the materials budget by 38%, an $810,130 reduction from the 2009/2010 budget. The project resulted in canceling 884 journals, 267 standing orders and 10 databases.
Recent news stories claim that the state will grant additional money to the CSUs for 2010/11. These welcome funds are one-time monies. While this infusion may permit more students to be admitted and additional class sections to be scheduled, the Library depends on continuous funding to maintain subscriptions of all kinds.
The following criteria were used to assist with making the difficult cancellation decisions:
- Cancel high cost per use titles
- Cancel print titles that are not frequently used
- Cancel titles that are available in a database subscription, including those titles with a 12 month or less embargo.
- Cancel print in favor of online access
Many librarians sought teaching faculty input to prioritize titles in order to reduce the impact on teaching and research.
The Library will continue its User Services Interlibrary Resource Sharing, previously known as Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary service, ILLiad, is usually free to CSUS faculty, staff and students although there are restrictions on the number of requests per periodical title per year.
Contact us with your questions and concerns. We are available to discuss issues related to Library support for faculty, staff and students.
About these lists
Some titles listed on the cancellation list may still be available in a different format or in a different database with an embargo period for recent issues. To determine if a specific journal is available, use the Journal Titles tab on the Library homepage to search for the name of the journal. (View a 30 second video.) If we still have electronic access, you will find it listed along with the years that we can access. Also, check EUREKA for the title which may be in print.