Cancellation Notice – IHS Connect

2018-12-13 
 
Resource: IHS Connect
 
Cost: $3110 USD 
 
Reasons for cancellation: 
  • Very low usage 
  • Hard to navigate interface 
  • Low/no awareness of the tool among faculty, and its use for teaching or research 
  • A focus on research for markets that does not align with the industry research being done at the University of Guelph 
 
Date access will cease: January 1, 2019 
 
Alternate resources: 
 
Other market and industry information tools can provide similar data and analysis:  
  • Marketline Advantage 
  • Passport 
  • Business Market Research Collection 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Pamela Jacobs, Head, Collections & Content Team <pjacobs@uoguelph.ca> 
 
 
 
General Criteria for Cancellation of Electronic Resources 
 
Cancellation decisions are in most cases based on one or more of the following criteria:  
 
  • Cost: The inflationary costs of scholarly information continue to rise annually. In addition, the Library’s budget is particularly impacted by currency fluctuations (over half of the Library’s scholarly resources are paid for in U.S. funds) 
  • Overlap: Significant content overlap with other Library resources 
  • Usage: Past usage of the resource by University of Guelph (including University of Guelph Humber) students, faculty and staff 
  • Scholarly need: Alignment of a resource with the University’s curricular and research programs; The scholarly importance of the resource (its centrality to the discipline and to accreditation requirements); the Library will prioritize keeping full-text (e.g. journal subscriptions) over indexes