Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) and the University of Oregon each withdrew from several Big Deals with major commercial journal publishers from 2008 to 2010. Analysis of the impact of these decisions was originally conducted and reported in 2011 and 2012. This article provides updated analysis based on interlibrary loan statistics, financial savings, and impact on the collections. Results show that interlibrary loan of lost content still represents a small fraction of prior use, savings have been considerable, and the libraries have been able to address other needs in their collections because of the decision to withdraw.
Nabe, Jonathan and Fowler, David. "Leaving the “Big Deal” … Five Years Later." The Serials Librarian 69, No. 1 (Jul 2015): 20-28. doi:10.1080/0361526X.2015.1048037.