Due to ongoing, year-over-year inflation in the cost of journals, databases, and other information resources, combined with a flat information access budget, the University Libraries are initiating a plan to reduce spending by approximately $500,000 in fiscal year 2020-21 in order to stay within our allocated Information Access Budget (IAB) of $14.9 million.
Visit our spending reduction page to learn why these cuts are necessary, the criteria for decision-making, and our timelines.
On Monday, Libraries Dean Shan Sutton made a presentation to Faculty Senate about this plan. We are now seeking faculty and stakeholder input on a list of resources under consideration for cuts.
Final decisions will be made and announced to campus later in April.
If you still have questions, please send them directly to your librarian. If you prefer, you may contact Michael Brewer, our Senior Information Resources Officer, who is leading this initiative and will be making final decisions on cancellations after considering campus input.