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Acquisitions Calendar

Mid September: Announcements of departmental allocations with an estimate of subscription expenses and the amount available for new orders.

December 16: Target date for encumberence/expediture of 1/3 of department's allocation.

January 31: Departments receive a list of their periodical subscriptions and start reviewing which (if any) to cancel.

March 12: Deadline for departments to submit proposed periodical cancellations.
March 31: Target date for encumberence/expenditure of 2/3 of department's allocation.
April 2: Library circulates to all departments the comprehensive list of proposed periodical cancellations.
April 30: Deadline for picking up periodical cancellations of other departments.

May 15: Last day Acquisitions places orders for new subscriptions for the fiscal year.

May 31: Last target date - department or librarian should have sent sufficient requests for the remaining free balance.

August 16: Departmental requests not spent are reviewed by librarian liaison with the department for order in the next fiscal year.