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FY23 University Libraries Collections: Process

FY23 Collections Decisions

The University Libraries team would like to invite all faculty to participate in our FY23 collections decision-making process. Through this process, we will receive and review your feedback on a list of proposed discontinuations. In addition, we will also be receiving recommendations for new resources to add to the collection.  We plan to continue this process annually moving forward to encourage faculty involvement in the Libraries' decision-making process.

Continue to check this page, as it will provide a summary of the changes made to the collections for the upcoming fiscal year.

Decision-Making Process

When considering resources for cancellation, data is collected to determine overall use and cost per use to investigate underutilized content or content that may be obtained more affordably through an alternate route. This data is a starting place for considering resources for discontinuation, to which input from liaison librarians and faculty is added.

Input for decision making

Collections Trends

The University Libraries review resources annually to maintain collections responsive to campus teaching and research needs while stewarding financial resources. Annual journal and database increases continue to outpace increases to the collections budget, driving cancellations of resources. 


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