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There will be a pre-conference at the 2004 NASIG Annual Conference:
Budgeting Lessions and Stories.

You can view the conference program at the following site:

Virginia Taffurelli
Head of Technical Processing
Science, Industry and Business Library
The New York Public Library
188 Madison Avenue
New York NY  10016-4314
Phone: (212) 592-7234
FAX: (212) 592-7233

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Aloha from the University of Hawaii--

I have a few questions regarding recent cancellation projects at various
University or research institutions around the U.S.

At the University of Hawaii, we're beginning a serials review process
necessitated by budget constraints that may require up to 12% in cuts to
our current serial expenditures.

1.If you had a 5-15% cut at your institution recently, did your
institution utilize core lists from accreditation bodies.  If so, how did
you obtain the lists?

2. What criteria did you use to determine your cuts (examples: cost per
use or per use, demographics of programs or importance of programs at your

3. If you wrote about your process already or have presented your
institutions plight at a conference, could you send me the citation? (We
have some already, but I would hate to make you restate your experiences,
if they're already summed up).

Thank you for your help!

Amy Carlson
Serials Department
Hamilton Library
University of Hawai'i at Manoa