We need faculty and student feedback on individual journal subscriptions and on databases. The titles on the list have a high cost per use or their content is duplicated in other resources. The appearance of a title on a list does not mean it will automatically be cut; it means that we need to hear more from you about the value and relevance of the resource to the curriculum, your classes, or research in your field.
The review lists may be downloaded as Excel spreadsheets, one for databases and the other for journals. For titles that are relevant to your teaching or research, please mark Keep or Cancel in column. There is also a space for any additional comments or rationale for your decisions that you wish to share. You do not have to provide feedback on every title on the lists, only those that are meaningful to your work.
Please save your changes and email firstname.lastname@example.org with the spreadsheets attached by April 25th 2014. In your email, please include your name and college and indicate whether you are faculty, staff or student. If you are responding on behalf of a group such as a center or department, please also include those details.
The complete list of databases under review is available for download here. The list contains some high profile titles because of their high cost and substantial overlap with other resources. Their presence on the list does not mean they will automatically be cancelled but we need more feedback on campus use preferences.
For each title, we have provided the following data for the last three years:
- Number of searches
- Full Text Views
- Price Range
- Average Inflation
- Cost per search, if available
- Cost per full-text view, if available
The complete list of journals under review, and lists broken down by college, are available for download here. You may choose to download and review the complete list or just the list for your college. For each title, we have provided the following data:
- List price
- Three year average use
- Three year average cost-per-use (when available)