The Gleeson Library, like many units on campus, is adjusting to the economic impacts the pandemic is having on our university. In order to meet our budgetary obligations, the library has made the difficult decision to cancel a selection of our academic journals, databases, and journal package subscriptions.
Based on input from librarians and the careful review of cost per use metrics, we have compiled a list of resources which will be cancelled effective January 2021.
Cancellation of these resources does not necessarily mean that you will lose access to the resources that you need for your teaching, research, or studies. By cancelling underused journal and database subscriptions, we are shifting the model of an effective, sustainable academic research library away from one of ownership to one of access. The information resources you need will still be available to you, but the route to access them may change.
Our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service will be your source for many cancelled titles. By using ILL, you will still be able to access many of the articles you need, but they may be sourced from collections outside USF. Reaching out to your liaison librarian when you need to obtain hard-to-find resources is also essential. Our liaison librarians are here to help you!
The Library has made efforts to minimize impact on student learning, as well as faculty teaching and research. If you have any questions, please fill out the feedback form.