Due to a combination of university-wide budget reductions and unsustainable journal inflation costs, the University of Idaho Library has had to significantly reduce our journal subscriptions. These cuts have been wide-ranging and include a substantial reduction to our Elsevier ScienceDirect contract.
Though we do not expect to see journal funding restored to previous levels, the U of I Library will be continually reviewing all subscriptions and reinvesting in high-demand journals. We will be reviewing a number of data points to make these determinations including turn-away metrics (i.e., journals that U of I users try to access but are not able to), interlibrary loan requests, and feedback from users. We encourage input from all members of the U of I community to assist us in deciding how to maximize the impact of our subscriptions budget.