SFU Library serials costs: Home

Serials cost lists provide cost data for serials purchased by the SFU Library, broken down by departmental account.

The costs represent actual expenditures by the Library on a fiscal year basis (April-March).

In most cases, these costs represent an annual recurring cost for a serial subscription. However, inflated costs may occur when back orders are placed or multiple subscription years are paid for in a single fiscal year. In addition, some serial subscriptions are paid for by more than one departmental account and therefore the cost listed may represent a partial annual cost.

Between FY 1992/93 and FY 2001/02, two-year cost comparison figures are available using the accounts of the current fiscal year. This allows for year-to-year comparisons. Account changes may be due to new subscriptions, cancellations, or shifts of subscriptions between departmental accounts.