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Information on the Serials Crisis
With the cost of scholarly journals rising much faster than the rate of inflation and the number of such journals proliferating, university libraries around the nation are facing a "serials crisis"--they simply cannot afford to maintain past levels of journal subscriptions.
Many libraries have been forced to cancel subscriptions several times. Libraries are increasingly borrowing journals from one another and purchasing single articles from commercial document suppliers in order to maintain access to the latest scholarly research for their users.
, University of Tenessee Libraries)
One means that libraries have undertaken to gain clout and protect and enhance their collection of research materials, is to purchase access through a consortium of libraries.
Materials on Consortia:
Library Consortia Documents Online
International Coalition of Library Consortia
Library Consortium Management: An International Journal
Library Consortia Around the World
Information Technology and Libraries
(ITAL) Special Issue: September 1999
Promotional Materials: Serials Crisis
Show Me The Money! The Reality of Library Costs
University of Maryland
The Rising Costs of Scientific Journal
Dollars and $ense: The Price of Information
Florida Atlantic University
"Library Sees Red Over Rising Journal Prices"
Other Endeavors to Reduce Serial Costs:
Create Change: A Resource for Faculty and Librarian Action to Reclaim Scholarly Action
Contact person for OCUL Faye Abrams (
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Revised September 10, 2001