Publication Date

January 2015

Publication Title

Serials Review


New column editor, Christine L. Ferguson, provides her first installment of the Balance Point column focusing on the fallout of the Swets bankruptcy in September 2014. This installment outlines the consequences for libraries and reactions of publishers after the bankruptcy and discusses lessons learned by libraries and other subscription agents. Several subscription agents interviewed discussed the issue of financial stability; the responsibility of libraries to understand the holistic financial health of their vendors is also discussed.


This version of "Learning from the Swets Fallout" is a self-archived post-print of the accepted version or final draft of the article, as permitted by the Taylor and Francis author agreement.