The Collection Development Officers at the ten UC campuses, the UC health and life science selectors (UCHLS) and CDL have decided to cancel the Informa Healthcare (IHC) systemwide license as of January 1, 2011. There were three important systemwide principles that were the basis for the IHC decision: the reality of UC library budgets and a mandate to reduce consortial spending, the use of clear value metrics to inform decisions of fiscal responsibility, and the need for sustainable pricing in the scholarly publishing marketplace. Additional information is provided for the UC community and public on CDL’s Challenges to Licensing web page.
CDL is working with IHC to ensure continued access on the Informa platform of holdings through 2010, and SCP will update catalog records to reflect the new ending date. Access to CRC Press journals will continue through 2012 due to a prior agreement. CDC will work with UCHLS during 2011 to monitor the impact of the IHC cancellation in the UC community – check with your UCHLS campus selectors for more information on local communication and outreach.