In recent years, there has been an unprecedented increase in the price of journal subscriptions, particularly in the science, technology, and medical (STM) publishing arena. As a result, libraries spend more and more of their budgets on journals and yet have fewer subscriptions to show for it. Another corollary is that a smaller percentage of total library expeditures goes toward acquiring books. This crisis affects everyone who needs access to accurate and up-to-date information. Follow the links below to learn more about this topic. If we better understand the situation, faculty and librarians can work together to devise effective solutions.
Associate Dean, Technical Services