The 0.5% Subscription Achievement

Analyzing dozens of academic institutions shows a low burden from subscriptions

Recently, I analyzed a set of subscription expenditures for about 900 public and private universities and colleges, working from data published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. My math showed that these academic libraries are devoting about 1/3 of their budgets to subscription purchases, with average cost per title of $23.48 for public universities…

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