We know there is concern about access to library resources in the face of university budget cuts. The Ottenheimer Library’s share of cuts ($223,000) includes a 13% reduction in the funds available to purchase materials. The library’s Collections and Acquisitions team is managing this reduction by reviewing and analyzing usage statistics and cost-per-use data for its journal and database subscriptions. Based on this review and analysis, and consideration of curriculum and research needs to support student success and faculty research, Ottenheimer has canceled several databases, electronic journal packages, and print journals.
Reduced funding is obviously a major concern for us, but we are determined to continue striving to meet the teaching and research needs of the University. We appreciate your understanding and patience.