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Subscription Additions & Cancellations : Home

This guide provides information on Spalding University Library's annual subscription additions and cancellations .




Access Begins

Koha ILS

Integrated Library System

June 2022


Physical Therapy eBooks

July 2022

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Multidisciplinary database of eBooks

July 2022

Considering for Addition





Therapeutic Video database

American Medical Association Manual of Style

AMA style guide

Faculty request

DSM5 Library

APA Diagnostic Manual and additional resources

Faculty request


Journal of the American Medical Association

Requested by department




Reason for Cancellation

SAGE Research Methods Collection Database
  • Low usage 
  • High cost per use 
  • Canceled package in favor of one individual high-use title 
Cancelled 2023 (Fall) 
Annals of American History Britannica Database
  • Retired by Britannica
Cancelled 2022

GFIS Millennium Project

Global Leadership

  • Low usage
  • User experience
  • Approved to be cut by faculty
Cancelled 2022

OCLC Worldshare Management Services

Integrated Library System, Catalog

  • High cost per use
  • Replacing with different system
Cancelled 2022 
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global Dissertations Database
  • Cost per use
  • Subscription changed to provide access to just Spalding dissertations and theses
Cancelled 2022

Considering for Cancellation



Reason for Cancellation

Louisville Courier Journal

Local newspaper

  • Low usage
  • Single-user license



Spalding University librarians recognize the importance of electronically-accessible resources for Spalding students conducting coursework in the virtual environment.  We are prioritizing renewal and purchase of resources that directly support student learning. Librarians are also cognizant of the need to support disciplines as equitably as possible, and are striving to acknowledge both additions and reductions over all areas.

The Spalding University Library leverages the buying power of the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) consortium of state academic and public libraries as well as the Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries (FoKAL) in order to obtain lower-cost subscriptions to electronic resources. Spalding University Library’s interlibrary loan service support students and faculty in obtaining resources the Library does not directly own or access through a subscription.

Materials that are no longer relevant may be deselected and subscriptions that are no longer cost effective or of significant value may be not be retained. Electronic resource subscriptions will be evaluated for addition or renewal according to the following criteria:

  • Supports curricular needs of the university's degreed programs
  • Usage statistics and cost per use
  • Accreditation requirements
  • Publisher pricing changes
  • Faculty recommendation for pedagogical purposes
  • Fiscal support from recurring funding sources

For more information about how decisions are made, you may also consult our Collection Development Policy. If there is a resource you would like the library to consider for subscription or license, please complete the following recommend a purchase or license form. This page will be updated as decisions are made regarding renewal or cancellation of resources.