The Library will be conducting an ongoing, rigorous, analysis of subscriptions holdings, particularly electronic databases, to identify titles for potential cancellation. Cancellations are necessary for the sustainability of the Materials Vote (the budget used to fund purchases for the collection) and to allow us the capacity to purchase new databases and subscriptions that may become available. Pressure on the Materials Vote is not likely to diminish in the foreseeable future. This budgetary pressure is caused by a combination of exchange rate fluctuations, particularly between the Australian dollar and the United States dollar, price rises and cost saving measures required by the University.
The process we follow is outlined below. If you require further information about a particular title that is recommended for cancellation, or more details on the process in general, please contact Ailsa Dott, Manager Collection Development and Analysis (x45531)
We would like to thank everyone in the University community who has contributed their feedback and expertise to date and greatly appreciate your continuing input.
- Databases with high percentage of duplicated titles identified
- Usage in the last two years analysed
- Cost per use for the last year calculated
- Availability and coverage of duplicated titles in other databases analysed
Criteria used to identify databases to cancel
- Databases, journal packages and titles recommended for cancellation will be listed on this site on an ongoing basis
- Each new list will be advertised via University News, your Faculty or School Librarian and the Library Twitter feed.
- Further information and analysis is available on request. Contact details are included with each list.
- Lists will be assigned a formal consultation period however feedback is welcome at any time
|Name||Review Period||Confirmed Cancellations||Full Report|
|Subscription Analysis 2016||September 2016||PDF Download||PDF Download|