Friday, December 11, 2015

University Slashes Thousands of Journal Subscriptions, Spurring Faculty Fears - Andy Thomason, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Faculty members are crying foul over Memorial University of Newfoundland’s decision to eliminate thousands of journal subscriptions next year to cut costs. CBC News reports the institution will stop its subscriptions to about 2,500 of the approximately 80,000 journals it receives starting in January. The university’s head librarian, Lorraine Busby, told CBC News that the library simply does not have enough money to maintain the subscriptions. “We really don’t want to be doing this,” she said. The university’s administration solicited faculty feedback in deciding which subscriptions to end, but some professors say the process was not transparent enough. http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/university-slashes-thousands-of-journal-subscriptions-spurring-faculty-fears/107205

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