The 2020 strategic reduction process coupled with a persistent pattern of annual increases in an environment characterized by constrained budgets has highlighted the importance of revisioning the USF Libraries’ electronic collection management process.
Our process is guided by the following principals:
continue support of faculty resource needs;
maximize control of the library collection budget;
end reliance on non-recurring funding sources;
engage faculty in the decision-making process; and
refocus collection expenditures on perpetual rather than leased access.
We know that access to full text articles from ejournals, ebooks, databases, and streaming media are important to research and instruction. While our processes may change, our commitment to providing USF faculty access to the content they need is unwavering.