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Cancellation Notice – Encyclopedia Britannica

Final day of access: September 30, 2020

Cost of resource: $5,677 

Reasons for cancellation:

  • Content is available through other resources and the e-resource is no longer of value to its targeted discipline


Alternate resources:


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Criteria for cancellation of electronic resources:

  • Usage: The use of each resource is considered, including frequency and relative amount of usage (for example compared to program size).
  • Cost: This criteria includes the cost of the resource but also consideration for a constellation of other factors such as continuing and unsustainable price increases from publishers, USD exchange rates, and recent government budget cuts. 
  • Uniqueness: Availability of alternate ways to access the same or comparable information source.
  • Content/access or interface design considerations: Unreliable access to full text results; poor user interface, currency, poor linking or indexing.

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