Cornell cancelling several hundred Elsevier journals for 2004

An interesting development here. I wonder whether this will encourage others.

We are therefore planning to cancel several hundred Elsevier journals for 2004. The decisions on cancellations will be made on the basis of faculty input, as well as several years of statistical information on individual journal use. As will be clear from the remarks above, we have been preparing for this cancellation, while hoping to avoid it, for more than a year�so we do feel we know at this point which journals to cancel that will have the least impact on research and instruction at Cornell. Once the cancellations are complete, we will list the titles on this site. [Cornell University Library Issues in Scholarly Communication]

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