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Libraries' Collection Development and Management

FY20 Serial Changes

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.

Please consult with your subject librarian if you have any questions about the titles on this list.

Universities around the world are struggling to keep up in the face of continual price increases.  If you would like to learn more, follow this link or consult your subject librarian