A year's subscription to a scholarly journal can cost as much as an automobile. In some disciplines, journal prices rose more than 30% between 2002 and 2006. Prices for scholarly books are also increasing as sales decrease. Library budgets, at Cal and elsewhere, have not kept pace.
How does this "crisis in scholarly communication" affect the library and your access to information? What can Cal faculty do to influence the situation and make sure their own publications have maximum impact?
Our updated Scholarly Communication website provides background information and practical suggestions on this important issue.