July 11, 2006

Print Journal Reduction at Bio-Medical Library

The Bio-Medical Library is assessing our print journal collections this summer, trying to find journals which we can switch our print subscriptions to online format, or if we currently receive both formats, cancel the print subscription. The hope in reducing print subscriptions is to find cost savings to allow subscription to additional titles not currently received by the Libraries.

To be clear, we will not be cancelling any journal subscriptions outright during this project -- any journals which we stop receiving in print will be received electronically instead.

Also, we don't want to cancel print journals which are still important to users. If there are any particular journal titles which you use in print at the Bio-Medical Library and feel it is important that the library continues to receive in print, please feel free to drop me a line at messn006@umn.edu. It's most helpful if you can specify particular titles.

By the same token, if there are any journals which we only subscribe to in print and you want online access, let me know. (In some cases, we've been unable to obtain online access; but there may be some titles which we can try to readdress.)

Posted by Kevin Messner at 8:24 AM