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K-State Today

June 12, 2017

K-State Libraries identify subscription titles that will be discontinued

Submitted by Sarah McGreer Hoyt

As announced on May 9, K-State Libraries are making additional subscription cuts.

After careful evaluation, the K-State Libraries have posted the current titles of resources under consideration for discontinuation and are seeking feedback from K-State faculty by Aug. 15. A form is available online

These reductions are in response to the inflation in subscription costs that the K-State Libraries face on an annual basis.

"Even though we negotiate for the best rates possible, increases in the cost of our subscription materials accumulate year after year," said Lori Goetsch, dean of libraries. "For example, from 2010 to 2016, package prices from just five major publishers increased by nearly a half-million dollars, or close to 25 percent."

"We recognize that summer is not an ideal time to ask faculty for feedback," said Mira Greene, head of content development and acquisitions. "But our subscription cycles do not align with the academic year. We have to make our difficult decisions during the summer months."

If you have questions, please contact Goetsch at 785-532-7400 or lgoetsch@k-state.edu.