University of Arizona Libraries: “Spending Reduction Plan For Information Resources Announced”
From the University of Arizona:
Due to ongoing, year-over-year inflation in the cost of journals, databases, and other information resources, combined with a flat information access budget, the University Libraries are initiating a plan to reduce spending by approximately $500,000 in fiscal year 2020-21 in order to stay within our allocated Information Access Budget (IAB) of $14.9 million.
Visit our spending reduction page to learn why these cuts are necessary, the criteria for decision-making, and our timelines.
On Monday, Libraries Dean Shan Sutton made a presentation to Faculty Senate about this plan. We are now seeking faculty and stakeholder input on a list of resources under consideration for cuts.
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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.