The Canadian Dollar vs the Collection: How Canadian University Libraries are Coping

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Through 2015 and into 2016, Canadian academic libraries’ collections budgets were severely strained due to the steady decline of the CAD/USD exchange rate. As most subscription fees for electronic resources (e-resources) are billed in US dollars, the falling value of the Canadian dollar significantly reduced libraries’ purchasing power. This study is based on a survey and follow-up interviews about how Canadian academic libraries are coping with the situation. Presented by Nicole Eva & David Scott. If interested, the full paper is available at 

When: April 20, 12:15-1:30

Where: L950 (Bottom floor of the library)

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