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Cancellations and Withdrawals

An overview of Gleeson Library's necessary cancellation and withdrawal projects.

Library Materials Budget

The Gleeson library materials acquisition budget has been negatively impacted for the last several fiscal years due to a combination of university reallocation measures and the rising cost of scholarly publications, and this situation has been further exacerbated by the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the current economic climate. The chart below illustrates the erosion of our buying power since FY15-16. While we have regained some funding through budget assists and adjustments, we are still below FY16 levels.

As a result of these financial challenges, the library has canceled several databases, individual journal titles, and electronic journal packages. Additionally, print and electronic book purchases and a select number of subscriptions which are critical to teaching and learning continue to be paid from restricted endowment funds.

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