Vast Active Library and Information Science blog. From a recent library science graduate in Wellington, New Zealand. A focus on reference and current awareness tools and issues, especially free, web-based resources.

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Harvard cutting journal subscriptions  
What hope do the rest of us have?

Citing increasing prices (and limited use), Harvard University libraries are cutting the number of journals they subscribe to. (The Harvard Crimson Online). While the article claims that 90% of the use comes from 10% of the journals (which sounds exaggerated, the usual rule quoted is the "20%/80% rule), that leaves aside the fact that the other journals still make some contribution to the body of knowledge. And if Harvard is cutting these subscriptions, who, anywhere, is going to be able to afford them?


Comments: Post a Comment