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ERIC Number: EJ1062552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: EISSN-1092-1206
Factors in Science Journal Cancellation Projects: The Roles of Faculty Consultations and Data
Williamson, Jeanine; Fernandez, Peter; Dixon, Lana
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, v78 Fall 2014
The economic downturn of 2007-08 forced many academic libraries in the United States to cancel journals. We surveyed life sciences librarians from ARL libraries to find out about their experiences with journal cancellations during 2008-12. Overall, we discovered that two factors were essential in decision-making: faculty consultations and data. While faculty consultations and data have always been influential in journal cancellations, our survey allowed us to explore what roles these two factors played in the recent period of necessary reductions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A