The VALE Electronic Resources Committee invites librarians from member institutions to submit recommendations for databases that VALE should consider as possible consortial subscription offerings. The Committee provides a Database Recommendation Form online at:
and you are invited to submit your recommendations.
It goes without saying, this is a year of very tight budgets and virtually all libraries face difficult decisions as they consider what electronic resources to retain in their collections. Nevertheless, database vendors continue to make available new resources and academic libraries will continue to make every effort to meet the needs of their students and faculty. VALE remains committed to serving its membership by seeking discounted consortial purchasing options for those resources identified as priorities now and in the future. Please contribute to this ongoing conversation by letting the Committee know which resources are important to you. Your recommendations will be reviewed for possible inclusion in a membership survey to be distributed later in the semester. Thank you for being part of this process!
Chair, VALE Electronic Resources Committee