As you are undoubtedly aware, all departments in the University, including the Bodleian Libraries, are faced with increased financial pressure and constraints.
We see consistent above-inflation price rises for online journals. Our current projections anticipate our spend on online resources this year will be up to 6% higher than last year, well above the 2% annual increase awarded to the Bodleian.
As a result, we don’t renew any online journal or database subscription without a careful review of usage and cost. We want to make renewal decisions in partnership and consultation with our users. We want to minimise the impact of any possible cuts, making sure there is the necessary support for learning, research, and teaching within the MSD.
The following online titles are now due for renewal :
· Current Protocols in Cell Biology
· Current Protocols in Human Genetics
· Current Protocols in Immunology
· Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
· Current Protocols in Protein Science
Having reviewed their usage data and costs we can see that they all have a high cost per download. As a result, we’re considering their renewal carefully and any impact if we were to cancel them.
Please note that this isn’t a notice of their cancellation, at the moment we’re gauging their usage and their value to our research community.
As part of this process, we’d welcome any feedback you may have on the importance of these titles to your work. Please respond to Owen Coxall, the BHCL Collections Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21st.