How do we plan to minimize the impact of Library Electronic Resources budget cuts?
1) Subscriptions for which there are free or very low-cost alternatives will be the first cancellations made.
- Example: RefWorks - Zotero, Mendeley, EverNote, EasyBib
2) Subscriptions for which there is a cheaper version/cheaper alternative available through another current subscription are the next potential cancellations.
3) Databases with a higher percentage of overlap coverage with other database subscriptions, or the least unique coverage, are all being strongly considered for cancellation.
4) Databases with low usage or/and a high cost per use ratio are also being strongly considered for cancellation.
See: Database Cancellations
5) Several large publisher packages with many infrequently accessed titles will be some of the next subscriptions to be cancelled. These packages are no longer affordable for RMU Library.
Example: Emerald Management 120 - a fairly high percentage of titles in this package never get used
See: Emerald/Project Muse/Duke Saved Titles List
6) We are exploring the possibility of adding a couple of pay-per-view article-on-demand deposit accounts offered by some of the larger journal publishers, particularly for Emerald journal articles.
7) We are going to begin to integrate more department-specific and subject-specific web guides that point users to more open-access resources as well as our eJournals, database subscriptions, and digital archives.
8) We are interested in adding more access points (search boxes, links to databases, eJournals, etc.) through Blackboard course shells or other course web pages to ease access to the electronic resources the Library is keeping, and to promote greater visibility of Library eResources. Please let us know if you would like to add Discovery search boxes (subject specific or otherwise) to your Blackboard course shells (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Back to basic Library Electronic Resources Cancellation Information.