Georgia Tech Library & Information Center

Comprehensive Serials Review

Final Cancellation List

by title
by call number
in Excel (formatted to print)

TO: Georgia Tech School/College Chairs
FROM: Georgia Tech Library & Information Center Serials Review Committee
RE: Final Cancellation List for Serials

Due to a more robust acquisitions budget for 2004 than was originally anticipated, we were able to decrease the dollar amount of the cancellation to just over 20% of the original projection announced in February 2003. All available data for titles on the proposed cancellation list (posted July 2003) that received additional faculty/staff/student feedback was carefully reexamined, and a final determination was made by the Serials Review Committee. As a result, the original proposed list of 245 titles has been honed to196 titles. In general, the titles are those that have shown little or no local use (as demonstrated by the ISI generated Local Journal Utilization Report which provides article and citation totals for the last 20 years), and minimal faculty support. Some of the canceled titles will still be available to Georgia Tech users electronically through one of our electronic aggregators (e.g. Proquest, EBSCO) - although cover-to-cover access may not be available, and time-limit embargos may be in place. As always, nonsubscribed titles may be obtained through InterLibrary Loan, and these statistics will be carefully monitored over the next few years to determine if some titles merit reinstatement.

We are pleased to announce that the funds generated from the cancellations will be used to secure additional resources for the library. These resources will, in general, be selected to support new or developing research areas on campus. Additionally, funds will be used to acquire access to more electronic serials most notably, Nature and Science will both be available electronically in 2004. A full list of new serials will be posted later in the fall. Please share this information with faculty, staff and students in your school.


Average of Annual Subscription Price Percent Change by Broad Subject Category 1993-2002
American Research Libraries Statistics, 2000-2001, see pg. 10
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)

If you have concerns or questions about the project, please contact:

Richard Meyer - Dean and Director of Libraries

or members of the Serials Review Committee:

Tyler Walters - Associate Director for Digital & Technical Services

Nancy Simons - Head, Collection Development & Chemical Sciences Information Consultant

Lori Critz - Information Services Librarian & Physical Sciences Information Consultant

Donna Braquet - Information Services Librarian & Life Sciences Information Consultant