The University Libraries are committed to maintaining a large and diverse collection of journals to support scholarship and teaching at the University of Missouri. The current cost models for journal subscriptions require an average 6% increase per year to maintain current subscriptions. As a result, we must plan to cancel titles each year even when our budget remains flat. To minimize the impact of these cancelations, we focused on journals which received very low usage and/or are accessible through a current journal aggregator such as EBSCO or ProQuest. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) will remain an effective, efficient means of acquiring materials not held by the Libraries. Most articles requested via ILL are received within one to two business days.
For a list of the cancellations and more information, visit Libraries’ Collection Development and Management.