Budget Reduction: University of Washington Libraries Posts Update on Subscription Review Process
From the U. of Washington Libraries:
Given the pre-COVID budget shortfall and a 4.6% budget reduction to UW Libraries, the Libraries has been actively reviewing subscriptions in response to the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget allocations. At this time, the Libraries has the ability to cover most of the budget reductions by using one-time endowment funds; however in order to meet the difference, we have an initial cancellation target of $125,000 in database and e-journal subscriptions for this fiscal year 2020-2021.
With the intention to be transparent with our budget and decision-making process, we are posting a list of planned cancellations at Research Guides: Database Subscription Review 2020-2021.
In anticipation of a flat or decreased budget for next fiscal year 2021-2022, we are beginning planning for a secondary subscription review for the Spring 2021.
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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.