Over the past 15 years, the UCSF Library has steadily reduced our print journal holdings as online access has become the preferred method of reading medical literature. We have asked for our users’ feedback before making these annual changes and the Library now subscribes to less than 70 print journal titles, with usage now almost nonexistent for most titles. As one future effort to further align the Library’s resources with our users’ need for remote access, we will be canceling all the remaining print subscriptions in 2019, aside from a handful of titles that we know our users like to browse when they are visiting the Parnassus library. Unsubscribing from print titles will not affect access to our online journal titles. This change will also allow us to use the estimated cost savings of nearly $25,000 to start subscriptions to highly requested resources that will better meet our users’ needs.
List of print titles the Parnassus Library will continue to subscribe to:
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Harvard Business Review
- Harvard Health Letter
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Scientific American
- University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter
The Library will keep the latest 6 months of these titles and will no longer bind journals for preservation purposes.
The full list of changes can be found here.
Please contact Sarah McClung, Collection Development Librarian, with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.