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Re: Serials cancellations/Facutly input Chris Hebblethwaite (15 Oct 2008 23:06 UTC)

Re: Serials cancellations/Facutly input Chris Hebblethwaite 15 Oct 2008 23:06 UTC

Carmel Yurochko wrote:

>Please excuse any cross-postings.
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>Hello to all,
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>I am asking for input regarding both print and online serials cancellations,
>and faculty input on cancellations.  Please feel free to respond to me off
>line.
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>.         Does your institution cancel print/online serials solely based on
>library criteria, i.e. cost and use?
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> No, we also consult with faculty to give them a chance to justify keeping a subscription, usually by creating an assignment that will get students to use it.
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>.         Does your institution cancel print/online serials only after
>consulting with faculty?
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Yes, we try to get faculty input regarding the cancellation of each
title that support an academic department.

>Is this done title-by-title or by discipline/schools?
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Each of liaison's do this a bit differently but I typically send a list
of titles we are considering canceling to an academic department for
their feedback.  The list will typically include use statistics, cost,
and alternative sources (e.g. our full-text databases).

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>.         Does your institution publicize cancellation decisions ahead of
>the actual serials cancellation?
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We get back to our department with our final decision but we don't send
a list of cancellations out to the whole campus.

>If so, what is the outcome of critical responses?
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By this time, we've usually done enough negotiation that we won't change
our minds.

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>Thank you,
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>Carmel Yurochko
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>Carmel Yurochko
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>Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian
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>Psychology Dept. Liaison
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>Gumberg Library
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>Duquesne University
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>600 Forbes Avenue
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>Pittsburgh, PA 15282
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> <mailto:yurochko@duq.edu> yurochko@duq.edu
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>(412) 396-5233 / (412) 396-5639 fax
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Librarian
Penfield Library
SUNY Oswego
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