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Re: Cancellation of print journals (Carol Morse) Marcia Tuttle 13 Apr 2000 12:33 UTC

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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 19:28:31 -0700
From: Carol Morse <MorsCa@WWC.EDU>
Subject: Re: Cancellation of print journals (JoAnne Griffin)

We cancelled only those who were little used, backed up in microform or
excessively expensive.  One we had to reinstate because it was needed for
browsing.  We are moving very slowly.  This year we cut 4 English journals
(out of the 8 that were full-text) over the protests of faculty members.
I pointed out that before we had cancelled several communications and
theology jls, and we couldn't always cancell one department's titles, etc.
So far I have not heard anything from students. CArol

Carol Morse                                                  Tel.  509) 527-2684
Serials Librarian                                             Fax 509) 527-2001
Walla Walla College Library                     Email
105 S.W. Adams St.
College Place, WA  99324-1195

Give us strength for the journey and wisdom to know the way.

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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