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Budget Reduction Necessitates Collections Cuts

by Kimberley Barker on 2020-11-09T12:26:29-05:00 | Comments

 


The Health Sciences Library is faced with a budget reduction of nearly 23%, based on funding reductions brought about by COVID-19.  After careful deliberation, substantial cuts have been made in both personnel and collections.  Personnel cuts have resulted in open positions remaining unfilled and fewer library hours; collections cuts primarily impact journal subscriptions.  While we are discontinuing a large number of titles, it’s important to note that free and quick access to these journals will be available through interlibrary loan

Please visit our HSL Collections Transparency Dashboard to review the complete list of titles and when their access will end.  All cancellation decisions were based on usage, cost, and the impact of the resource to its discipline.  Feedback from our constituents also factored in the decisions. 

The Library remains committed to providing access to scholarly resources needed to support exemplary patient care, education, and research at UVA Health.  We hope that we will be able to restore resources when we return to a more favorable budget climate.  In the meantime, we will make every effort to connect you with the resources that you need, when and where you need them.

For questions or feedback, please contact Abbey Heflin, Manager of Collections and Resource Strategy (aeh6m@virginia.edu).


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