uOttawa to cut back on library expenses to meet budget shortfall

October 24, 2016

The University of Ottawa is set to cancel subscriptions to thousands of academic journals to make up for a budget shortfall, reports CBC. Administrators at the university claim that the school is instituting a 2% across-the-board budget cut for the 2016-17 year to make up for a shortfall created in part by the weak Canadian dollar. The school’s academic community has launched an online petition to “protect these critically important library resources for the benefit of its students and research staff, its undergraduate and graduate programs, and its national and international reputation.” ​Most of the cancellations are scheduled to come into effect on Jan 1, 2017. CBC