Winter 2022 Subscription Update

Winter 2022 Subscription Update

Winter 2022 Update

The 2021-22 subscription review list is now available for student, faculty, and staff input. 

In order to manage collections more strategically and ensure that the university’s subscriptions portfolio remains dynamic and relevant, the Libraries is asking for feedback on a short list of new and existing subscriptions. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to review the list and provide input on which titles to keep, which to cancel, and which to add. 

Students, faculty, and staff can explore the menu at the left to see the subscription review list, more information on how the list was generated, and instructions on how to submit input. Departments are not required to submit single, unified responses; instead, students, faculty, and staff have until Sunday, March 6 at midnight to submit individual feedback. Faculty, staff, and students may also continue to submit requests for new subscriptions, which will feed into next year’s review. 

In the meantime, the Western Libraries Subject Teams are available to meet with any interested department, institute, or group, to answer questions and hear feedback. We hope people will take every opportunity--individual or departmental--to communicate their needs.

In late winter and early spring, the Libraries will examine the feedback and explore the possibility of voluntary subscription swapping. We will continue to communicate updates via this site; the Library News and Western Today; department chairs; faculty governance and other leadership groups; all-faculty emails; and the Libraries’ Subject Teams. Any subscription “swaps” will be announced by the end of spring quarter.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Libraries’ Subject Teams or contact the Libraries’ Collection Services division.