Friday, August 10, 2012

Great News!

A special thank you to University Leadership for working with the Faculty Assembly Information Resources Committee and Dykes Library personnel in making additional funding available to Dykes Library to support collections(journals)for researchers, faculty, clinicians and students.

Information is not free and continued inflation of the current journal list makes sustaining the status quo untenable. With the support of University Leadership, the cancellations for FY2013 will not be as aggressive as believed in the Spring of 2012. With input from your faculty representatives to the Faculty Assembly Information Resources Committee (FAIRC) and Dykes Library personnel, there will be a revised journal cancellation list forthcoming. Further, we will be able to again purchase monographs and will discuss with FAIRC criteria by which those funds should be allocated and expended.

During the Fall semester, working with University Leadership and FAIRC, it appears that a work group will be formed to develop a plan to address a more reasonable and sustainable method of supporting the information and services needs of researchers, faculty, clinicians and students. Stay tuned. We will keep the University community updated.

In the next 30 – 45 days we will prepare a revised list of cancellations and an updated FAQ identifying the "how" these cancellation decisions were made. That FAQ will be made available on the Dykes website.

Thank you again to the support of FAIRC members and University Leadership.

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