The University Libraries, ideally, would be able to meet all the collection needs of our faculty and students. Unfortunately, subscription costs increase every year, and they far outpace any increase in the Libraries' budget. Scholarly publishers routinely increase costs every year by anywhere between 3% to 8%. When the Library budget does not increase along with subscription costs, cancellations are necessary.
Criteria for Cancellation
The University Libraries use the following criteria when selecting journals or databases for cancellation:
Other information about the resource can also factor into the decision whether to cancel a resource, but these are the most important criteria.