Yale University Library Plans For a Reduced Collection Budget, E-Book Purchases Will Temporarily Have Priority Over Print
From the Yale University Library:
In response to a university-mandated budget reduction, the library will strategically reduce spending on books, journals, databases, special collections, and other research materials for the coming year. The changes have been carefully structured to minimize the impact on teaching and research.
“Our mission is to support Yale teaching and research at the highest possible level, and we will continue to do so,” said Barbara Rockenbach, Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian. “Even with the required reductions, our collection development budget remains robust.”
As part of its pandemic response, the library will temporarily prioritize e-book purchases over print. This “e-preferred” policy will provide the broadest and most equitable access to library resources for Yale community members on- and off-campus. The library will still purchase print books as needed or requested, and the policy will be reviewed and revisited no later than January 2021.
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