The Dalhousie Libraries are currently reviewing our collections plan for the 2016/17 fiscal year.
The Kellogg Library is forecasting the need to reduce collection spending by 15-30%. The University has provided assistance by increasing collection budgets by 2% and by providing a currency relief fund, but with subscription increases of 2-8% annually and the continuing weak Canadian dollar the shortfall will still be significant.
All current subscriptions are under review and we are building a plan to gather input as we make difficult decisions about what to retain. In making these decisions, we are considering usage patterns, impact to the curriculum, impact to research, content overlap, cost per use, and total cost. For more information, please consult the collections management page.