LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University Library has decided not to renew its subscriptions to 433 scholarly journals in the wake of budget cuts.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reported that the school for several months has been preparing for two years of budget cuts in anticipation of coronavirus-related economic strain.
One-third of the subscriptions were titles in a package that the library's interim dean Katherine Terpis said will save the university $800,000 over the next two years. The other cancellations will save about $45,000 more.
The journal subscriptions allowed students and professors to access the works for research purposes.
They will still be able to access past content that the school already paid for but new content will available as a purchase-on-demand, through an interlibrary loan or document delivery.
The school will still have access to other scholarly journals and has about $267,000 in dedicated student fees to pay for subscriptions.