1. Why are we doing this survey?

UC San Diego Division of Physical Sciences & Jacobs School of Engineering Faculty:

The UC San Diego Libraries are facing budgetary challenges and thus are currently reviewing all journal packages as they come up for renewal to identify titles for cancellation. Along with the cost, citation, and usage data that we analyze, we also need feedback from you in order to make the best decisions. Please complete this very short survey so that we understand what journals you consider essential for your research.

We are generating a list of titles that are most essential to UC San Diego researchers. Journals that do not get listed in this survey will not necessarily be candidates for cancellation.

Please complete the survey by November 3, 2010.