Brock is a member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) library consortium, and through them we have been licensing Cairn, a French language journal package, since 2008. Unfortunately, representatives of Cairn and CRKN were not able to negotiate a license this year, and therefore we are examining our options to see how best we can ensure our users get the content they need. Given the consistent low usage of this package, and the fact that much of the content available through Cairn is also available other ways, the library is favouring cancelling this package. In lieu of licensing the entire Cairn package, the library is able to consider subscriptions to individual titles contained in the package. The library welcomes feedback on individual titles that are of interest for continued subscription.
If you have any questions or comments, or would like to recommend the purchase of one of the affected journals, please contact Ian Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Acting Head, Collections Services or your liaison librarian.