Date: May 12, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
The New Mexico State University Library has finalized revisions to the list of titles that it will be cancelling for FY 2011. The list is available at http://nmsu.libguides.com/BudgetCuts.
For the most part, journal subscriptions will continue until December 2010 and electronic journal subscriptions will be available until December 31, 2010. Most of the databases that are being cancelled are fiscal year subscriptions (July-June), and they will no longer be available after June 30, 2010.
In the event that research overhead funding is restored to the Library, it may not need to cut as deeply into serials subscriptions as had been planned. Criteria for removing titles from the cancellation list are:
1) Electronic journal subscriptions that comprise a publisher’s package and cannot be unbundled from the package and cancelled without cost increases.
2) Print or electronic titles for which the Library has no online access from its full text databases.
3) Titles that support new and/or emerging research and teaching programs.
4) Titles that support departments or programs which were heavily affected by the project (more than 27% of overall allocation).
The Library staff wishes to thank all of you who worked with us so tirelessly to craft a cancellation list that does the least possible harm. An update on this project will be posted prior to the start of Fall Semester.
For more information, please contact the Library’s Collection Development Coordinator Susan Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.