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Library Budget Reduction Necessitates Cancellations of JoVE Collections

by Kimberley Barker on 2020-12-15T13:27:59-05:00 | Comments




Due to funding reductions brought about by the financial impacts of COVID-19, the Health Sciences Library is faced with a budget reduction of nearly 23%.  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 open hours; the collection impacts have resulted in preliminary subscription losses described here and an additional loss described below. Namely: 

the Library will not be able to continue access to all of the JoVE collections to which it has subscribed for the past few years. While the Library will maintain its subscription to JoVE Biology, it will not renew the following collections: 

JoVE Medicine 

JoVE Neuroscience 

JoVE Bioengineering 

JoVE Developmental Biology 

JoVE Genetics 

JoVE Immunology and Infection 

Access to the above collections will be rescinded on January, 1, 2021. 

Please visit our HSL Collections Transparency Dashboard to review the complete list of cancelled titles and the dates for which 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 regrets the loss of these subscriptions for our patrons and 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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