In these difficult financial times it is imperative that we allocate the library’s collection budget in a manner that will provide the best tools for the majority of our users. Unfortunately that means having to make difficult decisions regarding resource cancellations. The CU system libraries have decided to cancel their supporter membership to BioMed Central effective April 10, 2012. Please rest assured that almost all of BioMed Central’s content is open access so Anschutz Medical Campus users will continue to maintain access to the journal articles. The CU system libraries are cancelling our supporter membership which gave authors a 15% discount on the author fees to publish in a BioMed Central journal. What the CU system libraries found after reviewing our supporter membership is that very few faculty took advantage of the discount and that even with the discount faculty members still had to pay a large fee.
The CU system libraries, including the Health Sciences Library, is very committed to open access (OA) and we are looking for other ways to support publishing in OA journals. If you have questions or would like more information please contact Melissa De Santis, Deputy Director at (303) 724-1748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.