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Facts About Upcoming HS/HSL Resource Cuts

As a result of flat library resource funding, increasing resource costs and no increase in the HS/HSL budget, there will be approximately $250,000.00 in cuts to resources in 2015.

The plan for reductions is as follows:

  1. Textbooks and monographs, regardless of format, with the exception of reference, reserve, or essential titles will no longer be purchased or licensed. Effective immediately.
  2. All remaining print-only journals will be cancelled. The cancellation list is linked above. Effective January 1, 2015.
  3. Journals that are licensed individually rather than as part of a bundled package with a cost per use of greater than $4.00 and overall usage of fewer than 300 full-text downloads in 2013 will be cancelled. The cancellation list is linked above. Effective January 1, 2015.

Cancellations that have already taken place:

  1. AccessPharmacy - For the past three years the School of Pharmacy (SOP) and the HS/HSL piloted the co-licensing campus-wide access to a collection of e-textbooks. Due to escalating costs, publisher unwillingness to "unbundle" core texts from the package, and budget constraints, the library and SOP mutually agreed to discontinue this product. This cancellation was effective June 30, 2014.
  2. MPower Virtual Research Library resource cancellations - The MPower Virtual Research Library funding was reduced by 40%. This project supported co-licensing of several biosciences resources that could be shared by faculty from UMB and College Park. The MPower Virtual Research Library budget was reduced by 40% necessitating the cancellation of Clinical Key (effective August 30,) Essential Science Indicators (effective August 30,) the Global Health database (effective October 31,) and several individual bioinformatics journals (effective December 31.)

We are focusing on the effectiveness and responsiveness of our interlibrary loan (ILL) program. Early in 2014 we made our ILLs free to faculty. In late August we launched a new system using the campus login and password for ILL requests. We have also joined a new program that supplies most requests within 24 hours.

Need an ILL due to cancellations? Here's how!

We will face a similar situation again next summer as costs will continue to rise. The solution will likely be worse as the only recourse we have left will be to "break" some of our big resource collection bundles. This will result in the loss of access to hundreds of journals.

Please contact M.J. Tooey, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with your concerns and suggestions. She can be reached at or 410.706.7545.

Print-only journals to be cancelled. Effective January 1, 2015.

  • American Journal of Dentistry
  • American Journal of Orthopedics
  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Angle Orthodontist
  • BioTechniques
  • Caring
  • Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
  • Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
  • Diabetes Forecast
  • Drug Topics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Dentistry
  • Haematologica - The Hematology Journal
  • Health Service Journal
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • JAPI - Journal of the Association of Physicans of India
  • Journal of Family Health Care
  • Journal of Palliative Care
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of the California Dental Association
  • Journal of the National Medical Association
  • Journal the National Black Nurses Association
  • Medical Journal of Australia
  • Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
  • Neurological Research
  • Orthopedics
  • Seminars in Hematology
  • Seminars in Oncology
  • Seminars in Perinatology
  • South African Medical Journal
  • Workplace Health and Safety

Journals that are licensed individually rather than as part of a bundled package with a cost per use of greater than $4.00 and overall usage of fewer than 300 full-text downloads in 2013 will be cancelled. Effective January 1, 2015.

  • Alcohol & Alcoholism
  • American Journal of Hypertension
  • American Journal of Psychology
  • Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Arthritis Research & Therapy
  • Behavioral & Brain Sciences
  • Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
  • Breast Cancer Research
  • British Journal of Nutrition
  • British Journal of Radiology & Imaging
  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
  • Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
  • Caries Research
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
  • Clinical Medicine
  • CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • Community Development Journal
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Reviews in Toxicology
  • Dentomaxillofacial Radiology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Die Pharmazie
  • Endocrinology & Molecular Endocrinology
  • Endoscopy
  • Epidemiology and Infection
  • Essays in Biochemistry
  • European Journal of Orthodontics
  • Genome Biology
  • Hormone and Metabolic Research
  • Human Gene Therapy
  • Human Gene Therapy Program
  • Human Reproduction
  • Information Outlook
  • International Journal of Aging & Human Development
  • International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
  • International Journal of Health Services
  • International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
  • Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
  • Journal of Analytical Toxicology
  • Journal of Biochemistry
  • Journal of Biosocial Science
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • Journal of Oral Implantology
  • Journal of Personality Disorders
  • Journal of Public Health Policy
  • Journal of Reproductive Medicine
  • Journal of Social Policy c-w Social Policy & Society
  • Library Technology Reports
  • Methods of Information in Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
  • Psychopathology
  • Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics
  • Social Problems
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