University of Connecticut

Initial Collections Review

In close consultation with faculty and other members of the UConn community, an initial review of collections occurred during the summer and early fall of 2015. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative metrics, this review was designed to quickly address a shortfall of approximately $300,000 in the FY2016 collections budget. The results of this review have impacted the extents to which we:

In FY2016, the Library retained funds totaling approximately $220,000 for the purchase of books and media, which is approximately 39% less than the last fiscal cycle. This reduction impacted the extent to which the Library purchased books and media and also resulted in the discontinuation of a number of standing orders:

  • Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon
  • Bibliogrphie der deutschen Sprach und Literaturwissenschaft
  • Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi cataloghi
  • Goethe Worterbuch
  • Hebbel – Jahrbuch
  • Hegel / Gesammelte Werke
  • Leibniz / Samtliche Schriften und Briefe
  • Osterreichisches biographisches Lexikon
  • Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur neure Geschichte Osterreichs

In FY2016, the Library retained funds totaling approximately $5,300,000 for the purchase of journal and database subscriptions. This constituted a reduction of approximately 0.6% from last fiscal cycle’s funds available for the purchase of such materials. In response to this reduction along with inflation in subscription costs, the Library discontinued subscriptions to:

  • ARTstor
  • Bloomberg BNA Premium Collection (subscription expiration date: Jan. 4, 2016)
  • Cabells Directory of Publishing Opportunities (subscription expiration date: Mar. 29, 2016)
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video (subscription expiration date: Mar. 13, 2016)
  • Database of Recorded American Music
  • Key Business Ratios – Archives (subscription expiration date: Mar. 29, 2016)
  • Knovel – AICHE/CCPS Center for Chemical Process Safety (subscription expiration date: Oct. 31, 2015)
  • Knovel – ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code 2002-2007 (subscription expiration date: Oct. 31, 2015)
  • Knovel – Design Institute for Physical Properties (DIPPR) Project 801 (subscription expiration date: Oct. 31, 2015)
  • Knovel – Subject Area: Safety & Industrial Hygiene (subscription expiration date: Oct. 31, 2015)
  • Music Online Plus (subscription expiration date: Jun. 30, 2016)
  • Naxos Video Library (subscription expiration date: Jun. 30, 2016)
  • Redbooks Online (subscription expiration date: Dec. 23, 2015)
  • Reference USA (subscription expiration date: May 14, 2016)
  • Vanderbilt University Television News Archive (subscription expiration date: Jun. 30, 2016)
  • Acta Arithmetica
  • Anglia – Zeitschrift fuer Englische Philologie
  • Anthrozoos
  • Arcadia
  • Archiv fuer Geschichte der Philosophie
  • Art Newspaper – International ed
  • Australian Journal of Chemistry
  • Australian Journal of French Studies
  • Botanica Marina
  • Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal
  • Canadian Journal of Chemistry
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Chemistry Letters
  • Colloquium Mathematicum
  • Education Finance & Policy
  • European Journal of Entomology
  • French Politics Culture and Society
  • Fundamenta Mathematicae
  • Geochemical Journal
  • Historical Reflections
  • International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
  • JITE : Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
  • Journal of Chemical Research
  • Journal of Drug Issues
  • Journal of Educational Technology Systems
  • Journal of Pharmacy Technology
  • Kant Studien
  • Manuscripta
  • North American Archaeologist
  • Perception – England
  • Pharmaceutical Journal (includes Clinical Pharmacist)
  • Policy & Politics
  • Probus
  • Radiocarbon
  • Restaurator
  • Science & Society
  • Studia Mathematica
  • Teachers College Record
  • Voice of Chorus America
  • Zeitschrift fuer die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
  • Zeitschrift fuer Germanistik – Neue Folge
  • Algological Studies
  • American Indian Art Magazine
  • Arion
  • Clavier Companion
  • Earth
  • European Photography
  • International Musician
  • International Piano
  • Kant Studien
  • Latomus
  • Lingua Nostra
  • Living Blues
  • Modern Painters
  • Museum Helveticum
  • Otto/novecento: rivista quadrimestrale di critica e storia letteraria
  • Sight and Sound
  • Theater der Zeit (includes Double and Ixypsilonzett and Theater der Zeit Spezial)
  • American Musical Instrument Society (includes Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society and Newsletter)
  • Dramatist (includes Dramatists Guild Resource Directory)
  • Garden History Society (includes Garden History and Garden History Society Newsletter)
  • UNIMA USA Membership (includes Membership Directory, Puppetry International, and Puppetry Yellow Pages)
  • Ambix: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
  • Arms & Armour
  • Baptist Quarterly
  • Black Theology
  • Bronte Studies
  • The AICCM Bulletin: Bulletin of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • California Archaeology
  • The Cartographic Journal
  • Central Europe
  • Childhood in the Past
  • Chinese Historical Review
  • CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature
  • Comparative American Studies
  • Comparative and Continental Philosophy
  • Conservation & Management of Archaeological Sites
  • Costume Journal of the Costume Society
  • The Court Historian
  • Critical Horizons
  • Dix Neuf
  • Dress
  • Dutch Crossing
  • Early Medieval China
  • Early Modern French Studies (formerly Seventeenth Century French Studies)
  • English Heritage Historical Review
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • European Journal of Archaeology
  • Exemplaria
  • Family & Community History
  • Folk Life
  • Heritage & Society
  • Hispanic Research Journal
  • Historic Environment
  • Industrial Archaeology Review
  • Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
  • International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology
  • International Journal of Regional & Local History
  • Italianist
  • Italian Culture
  • Italian Studies
  • Journal for the Study of Spirituality
  • Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education
  • Journal of Adult Theological Education
  • Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology & Heritage
  • Journal of Chinese Religions
  • Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage
  • Journal of Conflict Archaeology
  • Journal of Critical Realism
  • Journal of Field Archaeology
  • Journal of Language Literature & Culture
  • Journal of Museum Education
  • Journal of Paper Conservation
  • Journal of Pastoral Theology
  • Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change
  • Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless
  • Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
  • Journal of the British Archaeological Association
  • Journal of the European Petecostal Theological Association
  • Journal of War & Culture Studies
  • Journal of Wetland Archaeology
  • Keats Shelley Review
  • Kiva – Southwestern Archaeology & History
  • Landscapes
  • Language & History
  • Levant and the Bulletin
  • Library and Information History
  • Linacre Quarterly
  • Lithic Technology
  • London Journal
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Medieval Mystical Theology
  • Medieval Sermon Studies
  • Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology
  • Midland History
  • Ming Studies
  • Monumenta Serica: Journal of Oriental Studies
  • Museum History Journal
  • Museums & Social Issues
  • Names: A Journal of Onomastics
  • Nawpa Pacha
  • New Bioethics
  • Northern History
  • Oxford German Studies
  • PaleoAmerica
  • Palestine Exploration Quarterly
  • Plains Anthropologist
  • Political Theology
  • Post-Medieval Archaeology
  • Practical Theology
  • Public Archaeology
  • Publications of the English Goethe Society
  • Reformation
  • Reformation and Renaissance Review
  • Romance Studies
  • Rural Theology
  • Slavonica
  • Southeastern Archaeology
  • STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research
  • Studies in Conservation
  • Survey Review
  • Tang Studies
  • Tel Aviv
  • Terrae Incognitae
  • Textile History
  • Theology and Sexuality
  • Twentieth-Century China
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • War & Society
  • Yorkshire Archaeological Journal
  • BrowZine, a tool for enhanced access and discovery of e-journals on mobile devices (subscription expiration date: July 1, 2015)

Unless otherwise noted, the Library’s subscriptions to cancelled resources expired on December 31, 2015.

As a result of funds generously provided by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, and the Department of Mathematics, the Library was able to renew subscriptions to the resources listed below. 

  • 18th and 19th Century Newspapers & Periodicals
  • Current Protocols in Microbiology
  • Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
  • Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly
  • Agricultural History
  • American Gardener
  • American Journal of Veterinary Research
  • Amphibia Reptilia
  • Athletic Training & Sports Health Care
  • Behaviour
  • Bulletin of Marine Science
  • Canadian Journal of Plant Science
  • Canadian Journal of Soil Science
  • Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis
  • Crelles Journal (Journal für die reine und angewandte mathematik)
  • Crustaceana
  • Fundamental and Applied Limnology
  • History of Political Thought
  • International Journal of Aging & Human Development
  • International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training
  • International Journal of Number Theory
  • International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
  • Jewish Studies Quarterly
  • Journal of Allied Health
  • Journal of Applied Biomechanics
  • Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
  • Journal of Marine Research
  • Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
  • Marine & Freshwater Research
  • Medical Problems of Performing Artists
  • New Solutions
  • Plant Genome
  • Quarterly of Applied Mathematics
  • Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics
  • Sociology of Sport Journal
  • Sport Psychologist
  • Transactions of the Moscow Mathematical Society
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
  • American Mathematical Society (will be funded on an ongoing basis by the Department of Mathematics)

The Library no longer:

  • Fills undergraduate students’ interlibrary loan requests for books that are only available for borrowing internationally.
  • Participate in the SHARES Program.
  • Fills interlibrary loan requests for materials that are held on reserve at the UConn library designated for pick-up of the requested materials.
  • Fills interlibrary loan requests for print books that are already available to the UConn community through the Library’s e-book collection.

 

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