Seven ARL libraries are facing major planned or potential
budget cuts: Cornell University Library, Emory University
Libraries, MIT Libraries, UCLA Libraries, University of
Tennessee Libraries, University of Washington Libraries, and
Yale University Library. These examples suggest that
significant budget cuts may be widespread in ARL libraries.
In "Predictions for 2009," Peter Suber discusses the
potential impact of the global recession on journal
publishing, libraries, and open access (see "The
Worldwide Financial Crisis and Recession Will Have Mixed
Consequences for OA, but Will Yield More Gains Than Losses"
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Publisher, Digital Scholarship