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Cancellation of print journals (JoAnne Griffin) Marcia Tuttle 12 Apr 2000 23:18 UTC

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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:20:24 -0400
From: JoAnne Griffin <jgriffin@TUFTS.EDU>
Subject: Cancellation of print journals

Hello, all

As we acquire more journals in electronic format, our library is
beginning to look at cancelling some (many?) of their paper
counterparts. Up to this point, we have been reluctant to do so because
we did have some faculty who still wanted paper subscriptions (though
they have been quiet lately!) and because we have been concerned with
the whole archiving issue. How many of you have eliminated paper
subscriptions, either in part or wholly? How did you decide what to
cancel? Are you concerned about archiving? Did it count in your decision
to cancel the paper? What has been the reaction from your patrons?

I'd appreciate any feedback you can give me.

Thanks a lot!
JoAnne Griffin
Serials Librarian
Tufts University
Health Sciences Library
Boston, MA 02111