FY2020 Library Resource Cancellations

The resources listed below were evaluated and identified for discontinuation from our collection.

The driving force behind these cancellations is the library’s materials budget. There has not been an increase in materials funding since at least 2004. While we are grateful to escape the cuts that other departments have been dealt through the years, library subscription rates increase 5-7% annually, turning a stagnant budget into a cut budget, effectively. The library’s materials budget was eventually cut in FY2019 (-$18,341).

We collected usage statistics on the electronic resources in our collection and identified low-use resources. We also considered overlap in content and sought feedback from departments associated with the discipline of the resource.

We want to hear concerns you may have regarding our cancellation of the 3 resources listed below. Please contact Tammy Bobrowsky by October 15th.


CQ Weekly

“CQ Weekly reports on the world’s most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week. The CQ news team – by far the largest on Capitol Hill, with more than 100 reporters, editors, and researchers – covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else.”

Factors:

  • Low use
  • Overlap in NexisUni and World New Digest
FY 2017 price FY 2017 use FY 2017 cost per use FY 2018 price FY 2018 use FY 2018 cost per use FY 2019 price FY 2019 use FY 2019 cost per use
$1114 18 $62 $1170 39 $30 $1228 17 $72

The end date on this subscription is December 31, 2019. Access will be available until this date.


Literature Resource Center (Gale)

 “A complete literature reference database designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student as well as the sophisticated casual user. Rich in biographical, bibliographical, and critical content, the Literature Resource Center is the premier Internet resource for information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.” This resource includes information from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, and a substantial body of journal literature.”

Factors:

  • Low use
  • Feedback supporting its discontinuation from the English Department
FY 2017 price FY 2017 use FY 2017 cost per use FY 2018 price FY 2018 use FY 2018 cost per use FY 2019 price FY 2019 use FY 2019 cost per use
$13,131 227 $58 $13,787 114 $121 $14,477 300 $48

The end date on this subscription is December 31, 2019. Access will be available until this date.


 ProQuest Congressional     

“Explore government in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for Congressional hearings, public issues, legislation, history, and legal research.”

Factors:

  • Low use
  • Content available via congressional website
FY 2017 price FY 2017 use FY 2017 cost per use FY 2018 price FY 2018 use FY 2018 cost per use FY 2019 price FY 2019 use FY 2019 cost per use
$2887 8 $361 $3052 6 $509 $3040 3 $1013

The end date on this subscription is June 30, 2020. Access will be available until this date.