Electronic Journals Category


“Open Access or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Internet”

Did you know that access to some scholarly journals can cost as much as buying a new car…every year? That is a price that UI Libraries cannot afford, but it is a research tool that YOU can’t afford to work without. So what do we do? Open Access: it means more readers, more recognition and more impact for new ideas.

We invite you to join us to hear Molly Kleinman, Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan and a copyright specialist, talk about it: “Open Access or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Internet” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20th in the Bijou at the Iowa Memorial Union. 

This event is part of UI Libraries’ celebration of Open Access Week, October 19-23, 2009. Also that week, we’ll be posting more useful information about open access including our UI colleagues own experiences with open access.

For more information about scholarly communication and your role in creating a
sustainable system, check the Libraries website (www.lib.uiowa.edu/scholarly).

Co-sponsors of this event include the University of Iowa Libraries, Department of Communication Studies, Graduate Student Senate, the UI Center for Human Rights, College of Public Health, Widernet, Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students, and the Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI).


FYI: List of Hardin journal cancellations

The list of journal cancellations for 2009 is now available here. Thank you for any feedback you may have provided in the decision-making process.


Hardin 2009 Journal Cancellations: announcement and request for feedback

Due to changes in the Hardin  library’s collection development funding, we must reduce our budget by an estimated $170,000. Here is a proposed list of journals to be cancelled for 2010 by the Hardin Library. The list is in Excel and can be sorted by title, cost, index, etc.

Any requests to keep a title should be sent to  linda-walton@uiowa.edu. I will need comments back by July 24th. Comments should be made about titles that will impact the commenter’s discipline. In other words, a physician should not comment on a dental title. A nurse should not comment on a pharmacy title, etc.


Linda Walton, M.L.S.
Associate University Librarian & Director
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
University of Iowa
600 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-9873; 319-353-3752 (FAX)