Using assessment to make difficult choices in cutting periodicals

Mary Ann Trail, Kerry Chang-Fitzgibbon, Susan Wishnetsky

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After a decade of declining funds and faculty dissatisfaction, the Library of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey found a successful approach to maintaining a balanced collection while making the necessary cuts to stay within its budget. With a combination of cost, usage, and overlap analysis data, the Library was able to justify its cost-cutting measures and gain the support of faculty and other patrons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalSerials Librarian
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Budget cuts
  • Cancellations
  • Faculty involvement
  • Print to electronic format change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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