Subscription Review – 2015-16 Summary

Subscription Review – 2015-16 Summary

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Western underwent a significant reduction in serials expenditures which resulted in an increase of $315,000 to its Fiscal Year 2016-2017 library resource access budget. In this context, Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate engaged the Senate Library Committee to seek solutions, and in Fall Quarter 2015, the Committee convened the Sustainable Access Task Force (SATF).

This group prepared a report to determine principles, criteria, and processes for reducing expenditures on library resources; this report, and all supporting documentation, can be found within the menu to the left.

Western faces continued and significant budget shortfalls to pay for current library resources; for the latest updates, please visit the Subscription Review page