What's Education Got to Do With It: Downsizing From the Big Deal

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Susann deVries, Education Librarian
Eastern Michigan University

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  • BobHow they approached the dataCame up with 5 titles they concurred as core costing $4K vs the $2K Had clear picture of what was coreOK to have me work with initial Econ faculty…in future better to work one on one with departmental liaison, who would vet with faculty.
  • What's Education Got to Do With It: Downsizing From the Big Deal

    1. 1. Downsizing from the Big Deal: education What’s love got to do with it? Robert Kelly, Collection Development and Economics Librarian Susann deVries, Education Librarian Eastern Michigan University
    2. 2. Eastern Michigan University Bruce T. Halle Library Lay of the Land  Size of Institution  # of Colleges and departments  Student population
    3. 3. Times arechangingReasoningandPurpose http://aegishi4.com
    4. 4. Overall EMU materials budget expenditures: 2008-2011$1,400,000$1,200,000$1,000,000 Print Books $800,000 Print Journals $600,000 Ejournals $400,000 Databases $200,000 $0 c p 11 p p llo Ex 20 Ex Ex A 08 10 09 20 20 20
    5. 5. Electronic Journal Packages = 14Average cost per articledownload=$2.96Big Deal Packages = 7Average cost per articledownload = $5.72
    6. 6. EMU E-Journal Packages
    7. 7. Data Collected # of titles Usage Cost per use Impact factor http://images2.fanpop.com http://images2.fanpop.com
    8. 8. Data AnalysisData driven investigation www.thevideoanalyst.com/AssessmentFaculty interview and outreach
    9. 9. StrategyDepartmental Level• EconomicsCollege Level• College of Education http://ayeshanaveed.files.wordpress.com
    10. 10. Working with faculty: Identification www.emich.edu/economics www.emich.edu/focus msupress.msu.edu www.emich.edu/focus www.emich.edu/coe/ted/edps http://people.emich.edu/myaya www.emich.edu/focus www.emich.edu/economics
    11. 11. DepartmentofEconomics:Process No vetting ahead of time Gave all subject titles No dollar limit http://courses.moodleshare.com
    12. 12. Results: Economics Initially looked ONLY at titles and not data to avoid bias Primary decision factors for Core: Courses taught, graduate programs, faculty research  Eager participants  Personal experiences Data helped refine decision  Order of importance on core titles - Retained 2 of 5 original core Revised Core cost increased from $2K to $4K.
    13. 13. College of Education  Vetted titles  Identified journals “on the fence”  No dollar limithttp://katerawlings.com
    14. 14. Results: College of Education Willing participants Reemphasized how education is interdisciplinary in nature Liaison in department will have to work closely with their faculty
    15. 15. Impact of cancellingInformed decision Cost Suite of titles How packages are being used
    16. 16. AdditionalBenefits www.stress-relief-tools.com/benefits-of-positive-attitude
    17. 17. Scalable? Working Departments Other with packages Collegeslibrarians
    18. 18.  Any size library Software Impact factor Working with faculty One package at a time Which one? What time? Looking ahead
    19. 19. Thank you!Questions?Robert Kelly- rkelly4@emich.eduSusann deVries- sdevries@emich.edu

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