To lower expenses, we are reducing the number of books purchased, and canceling those journals and databases which have a low overall usage or a high cost per use ratio. The librarians and staff of the UNO Libraries make decisions about cuts and cancellations based on a variety of factors. These include cost per use analysis (CPU), pricing models, licensing terms, inflation rates, faculty, student, and staff input, overlapping coverage from other sources, accreditation requirements, and availability of content through other means. In cases where we are unable to purchase a book or journal subscription, we will continue to strive to meet your teaching, research, and service needs through interlibrary loan and document delivery services.
Fortunately, in the past several years, we have been able to provide access to major research publishers, such as Elsevier, through shared purchases with the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL). At this time, those major journal and e-book packages are still provided by our combined funds and license agreements with UNCL. In the coming weeks and months, you may receive a message from your department’s library subject specialist or liaison regarding changes to our monograph collection, journal packages, and database availability. We will also keep the campus community up-to-date on collection changes through this webpage. Please know that we take these reductions seriously and we aim to protect, as much as possible, core resources for students, faculty, and staff.
Resources currently suspended or canceled for FY 2021-22:
- UNO Libraries Open Access (OA) Fund
- Print monograph (print book) purchasing is by faculty request only.
- Print periodicals have been reduced. (See your subject specialist for a complete listing.)
- KANOPY film titles are obtained by faculty request and only if films/videos are listed on course syllabi.
- Individual journal titles canceled:
- Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics Academic Membership Option D
- Dalton Transactions
- Journal of the Geological Society
- International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
- International Directory of Company Histories
Please feel free to refer to this page for additional information as we continue to assess resources and services into the Spring 2022 semester. A list of resources under review for FY 2022-23 will be posted in the coming weeks.
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