USask cuts subscriptions to nearly 4,000 academic journals

August 12, 2019

The University of Saskatchewan is reportedly cancelling its subscriptions to nearly 4,000 academic journals in response to the “unsustainable rising costs of subscriptions set by publishers,” says the Star Phoenix. The cancellation is expected to remove $1.4M from the University Library’s $14M collections budget, which is largely allocated to journal subscriptions. In response to concerns about access to leading research covered in the journals, USask’s Library Dean Melissa Just said the institution is gathering information from graduate students and faculty to “identify priority titles.” The Star Phoenix (SK)