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Journal Cancellations and Retention

Research libraries across the country are reducing the number of journals they subscribe to as the high rate of inflation for scholarly journal titles has outpaced available funding. The Harold B. Lee Library is no exception. While the library has been able to sustain its subscription base longer than many institutions, the time has come for the library, working in close collaboration with faculty, to reduce the number of journals it subscribes to.

The library has created a review process that includes input from faculty to ensure that we retain as many of the essential journals for faculty research and curriculum requirements as possible. Academic departments have selected representatives to work with the library and the library has created a website, http://lib.byu.edu/journals-info/, with detailed information that will be updated as the process moves forward.

Faculty with questions or concerns about journals subscriptions in their field should contact their department representative or their subject librarian.