Cutting Out the Middle Man: How a Small Library Saved Money and Expanded Periodicals by Bringing Serials In-House

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Confronted by growing enrollment, additional programs, a diminishing budget and increasing serials costs, learn how a small college library achieved the seemingly impossible allowing it to maintain its current selection of periodical titles and add others without an infusion of additional funds. Moving from jobber-based serial procurement to in-house procurement opened up nearly 15 percent of its serials budget and supported investment in growing the collection in ways that were previously unthinkable. While not the ultimate solution for the serials crisis, this presentation details one library's successful effort to maximize its budget allocation to both preserve and expand the quantity and quality of print periodical subscriptions. The presentation will also detail the library's process for serials acquisitions and provide a comparison cost analysis.