2010 Database Cancellations

In order to meet the 7-10% reduction in the collection budget this year, the Library will be canceling databases for the first time in many years.

To identify databases for cancellation this year, we looked at databases that

  • were not a key resource to the UCSF campus;
  • had free alternatives available;
  • had low usage over several years.

For 2010, the following 6 databases will be canceled. These 6 cancellations will allow us to save over $15,000, which will be used to offset the inflationary costs of the Library's remaining resources.

DatabaseReason
Associations UnlimitedLow use; not a key resource; free alternatives available
Current Protocols in MicrobiologyLow use
eHRAF Collection of Ethnography (HRAF)Low use; not a key resource
Encyclopedia Britannica OnlineLow use; not a key resource; free alternatives available
Faculty of 1000 MedicineLow use
Global Books in PrintLow use; not a key resource; free alternatives available

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