Cancellation & Cost History

E-Resource Budget and Purchase Power 2003/2004 to Present

  • In 5 fiscal years, the number of local e-resource subscriptions
    decreased by 20 titles or 40%.
  • In 5 fiscal years, Murphy Library’s e-resource costs increased by $20,000 or 12.5%
Fiscal Year Resource Subscriptions Expended
2003/2004 70 Resources $160,857.48
2004/2005 66 Resources $155,081.26 (Some of
this year’s budget was used to pre-pay for subscriptions at a discounted
rate so that there were no subscription payments for some resources in
2005/2006.)
2005/2006 58 Resources $145,839.50 (This year’s
expenditures were lower because some subscriptions were renewed for 2005/2006
the previous year at a reduced rate.)
2006/2007 58 Resources $172,353.05
2007/2008 50 Resources $180,847.56 (Projected)

E-Resources Cancellations 2003/2004 to Present

While all additions or cancellations are theoretically part of managing a budget in some way, the databases below were not necessarily canceled due to budget cuts. In some cases resources were canceled because of price structure changes (i.e. the resource was no longer available as under the pay-per-search method), duplication with other resources,
low use, horrible interfaces or terrible customer service.

Database Subscription Paid By
Biography
Index (former pay per search)
UW-L
Biological
& Agricultural Index (former pay per search)
UW-L
Book
Review Digest (former pay per search)
UW-L
Contemporary
Women’s Issues
UW-L
Current
Contents on Disk
UW-L
Essay
& General Literature Index (former pay per search)
UW-L
Factiva UW-L
FactSearch
(former pay per search)
UW-L
Grove
Art
UW
System Shared Electronic Collection
History
E-Book Project
UW
System Shared Electronic Collection
Humanities
Index (former pay per search)
UW-L
Index
to International Statistics
UW-L
Internet
& Personal Computing Abstracts (former pay per search)
UW-L
Legal
Periodicals Index (former pay per search)
UW-L
LexisNexis
Statistical
UW
System Shared Electronic Collection
Library
Literature Index(former pay per search)
UW-L
OT
Search
UW-L
PAIS
International (former pay per search)
UW-L
Paper
of Record
UW-L
Polk
City
Directories: Coulee Region-La Crosse CD-ROM
UW-L
Science
Online
UW
System Shared Electronic Collection
Select Annual Reviews Titles

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure
  • Nuclear & Particle Science
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
UW-L
Social
Science Index (former pay per search) [Not Social Science Citation Index]
UW-L
Statistical
Reference Index (additional content for LexisNexis Statistical)
UW-L
Westlaw UW-L

One Response to Cancellation & Cost History

  1. […] Flat/shrinking budgets combined with inflation mean that our local purchasing power is shrinking, thus we are extremely grateful for such resource sharing and partnerships. […]

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