As subscription prices or e-books, journals, databases and other vital resources continue to increase, K-State Libraries have had to make several rounds of cancellations in recent years. These cost increases average 6 percent or more each year leading to unsustainable growth in the price we pay.
We strive to make the decision process as transparent as possible.
These cancellation decisions are difficult and impact the entire campus community. We weigh and analyze a great deal of quantitative and qualitative data, including:
- Feedback from departments and individuals
- Overall usage
- Citation analysis, impact factors and other bibliometrics
- Overall cost of resources
How you can impact cancellation decisions
We want to make sure your classroom usage of materials is included in our statistics. Instead of uploading a PDF to Canvas, create a permalink for students to use. This will ensure more accurate usage data for our librarians.
When we compile a list of titles under consideration for cancellation, we ask the K-State community for their feedback. These comments do impact our decisions, particularly if we were unaware that a given title or resource is an active part of a department’s curriculum or related to accreditation.
Even when we are not seeking feedback on a specific list of titles, we encourage faculty, researchers and administrators to engage with their librarian and keep them up-to-date on their research priorities, concerns and shifting needs.
Access has been reduced or discontinued for materials in the searchable database below. Individual prices are not displayed due to contract restrictions.
Cancellation does not mean that all of these titles are completely inaccessible. Many of them are available through a database or interlibrary loan. To see sources that provide online access to any given title, please use the e-Journals search function.
You can also contact your librarian to learn more about how and where to access materials. For questions about the cancellation process or K-State Libraries collection management practices, please contact Sheila Yeh, associate dean of collections, discovery and information technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.