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Science & Engineering Resource Group

Final List of Serials Canceled in FY 1999

Why are we canceling serials?

Journal prices in science and engineering have risen dramatically during the last decade*. For example, between 1993 and 1997 the average cost of an engineering journal rose 66%, from $491 to $814; in biology 54%, from $536 to $824; in chemistry 46%, from $934 to $1,359; in physics 50%, from $994 to $1,494. Library budgets have not been able to keep pace with these increases. For fiscal year 1999/2000 the SERG science libraries must cancel at least $200,000 worth of serial titles.

Why are these titles being canceled?

The availability online of many heavily used titles means we can realize some savings by reducing the number of duplicate print subscriptions on campus. We have targeted titles which are not worth their cost. Every effort has been made to examine available price, use, and impact information. For more information on the criteria and data used, contact the appropriate Bibliographer listed below.

When will these cancellations go into effect?

In most cases subscriptions will end in December 1999.

How can I get access to titles once they have been canceled?

Access to articles no longer available on campus either electronically or in print will be provided through Interlibrary Borrowing and/or Document Delivery.

How can I provide feedback about specific titles listed or this cancellation project in general?

Feedback was solicited beginning in March 1999. The listings above were finalized based on that feedback. For further information contact one of the following Bibliographers:

Library Bibliographer e-Mail
Branner Earth Sciences Library Charlotte Derksen cderksen@marine.stanford.edu
Engineering Library Steve Gass sgass@stanford.edu
Falconer Biology Library Michael Newman mnewman@stanford.edu
Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library Linda Yamamoto linday@stanford.edu
Miller Marine Biology Library [Hopkins] Joe Wible wible@stanford.edu
Physics Library Catherine Candee ccandee@stanford.edu
Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library Grace Baysinger graceb@stanford.edu

* Two helpful sources for learning more about the crisis facing research libraries due to these rising costs in science and engineering literature are an April 1998 article in the Notices of the AMS: Reforming Scholarly Publishing in the Sciences: A Librarian Perspective (pdf) and a site provided by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library on the Impact of Scientific Journal Costs.

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