Binghamton University Libraries Formulate Final List of Cancellations Following Budget Cuts
At the end of last semester, University Libraries identified $450,000 in print periodicals and electronic resources to potentially cancel after being informed it would face a 4 percent budget reduction for the upcoming year. According to the final list, which was published online on Nov. 2, the departments of romance languages, anthropology, political science, music and biology face the most severe cancellations.
According to Curtis Kendrick, dean of University Libraries, the list was determined following review by University librarians and feedback from the campus community.
“The list of items identified for cancellation includes titles with a high cost per use, specifically, a cost per use over $75,” Kendrick wrote. “Beyond that, our subject librarians carefully reviewed collections to identify titles to cancel that would be least disruptive to our ability to support research, teaching and learning. These lists were made available to the campus community, and based on input we received, some modifications were made before establishing the final list for cancellation.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.