Upcoming collections changes

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We want to alert you to additional library collection changes that will take effect this fall. 

As we have communicated previously, library collections will be significantly impacted by the budget cuts affecting all university departments. We have analyzed our subscriptions for usage, coverage and possible impacts before identifying resources for cancelation to absorb the budget shortfall. Due to varying renewal cycles and multi-year agreements, cancelations began in June and will continue through the 2021-22 fiscal year. As the university, and the Libraries, finalize their budgets, we will make adjustments to our cancelation plan and share a complete list of expiring or canceled resources later this fall.

We have made the conscious choice to preserve full-text content over index and abstract databases and have prioritized electronic resources over print to support online and in-person courses. Full-text, electronic resources ensure that all students and faculty can access the library resources they need regardless of their location.

We will continue to have a robust research collection to support you and your students. While these cuts may limit the immediate delivery of some resources, our interlibrary loan service expands your access to resources beyond our subscriptions and collections. Use your interlibrary loan account to request articles, books, and materials from libraries around the world.

We acknowledge that these changes may be inconvenient to some of our users, but they are necessary for the financial well-being of the University Libraries. We are committed to a transparent process and will continue to provide updates as cancelations take effect. We invite you to share your questions with your subject librarian and library administration. Thank you for your support and understanding during these challenging times.