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Using data to change the conversation with subject selectors and publishers.

Using data to change the conversation with subject selectors and publishers.

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  • Serial Assessment Comes of Age Diane Carroll Washington State University Libraries February 2010
  • Purpose of a Serials Decision Database • To provide objective information to be reviewed subjectively. • To organize the information in a way that the selectors are not overwhelmed by data. • To cumulate information needed to assess the collection in one place where it can be manipulated. Metz and Cosgriff (2000). “Building a comprehensive serials decision database at Virginia Tech.” College and Research Libraries 61(4): 324.
  • Compiling the data• Title, ISSN• Citation analysis  Articles written by WSU authors  Journals cited in those papers• Usage data (downloads; print usage)• Interlibrary loans requested• Cost
  • Manipulating the data• Cost/use• Calculate the percentage of downloads coming from aggregators• Calculate the percentage of uses coming from JSTOR• Using multiple variables to assign a priority  Evaluating the collection  Individual selection decisions
  • Priority of title High Use (1) Medium Use (2) Low Use (3)Number of WSU authoredpapers from 2006 to 2008(ISI) >10 5 to 10 <5Number of WSU cited papersfrom 2006 to 2008 (ISI; >5) >40 10 to 40 <10Print usage >250 40-250 <40Full text/PDF downloads >250 40-250 <40Interlibrary loan requestsover the last 12 months >15 5 to 15 <5
  • Priority 1-3 Consortia No (no Aggregator access TOTAL: Current archival (no except No permanent subs rights) ownership) ILL subscription 1 1107 86 108 58 252 2 1942 418 274 493 1185 3 4401 1069 218 1861 3148Total 7450 1573 600 2412 4585
  • Making the decisionsCancellations Additions• Post-cancellation rights • Priority is based on to online version? recommendations, ILL• No cancellation requests and citation allowance from the analysis license• Percentage of cancellations allowed?
  • WSU serials decision database TITLES: The Library needs to cancel 8% or $2900. Circle the titles you would cancel. (Tips: 4% of Wiley- Post-cancellation Blackwell spend is $1200; Pullman Campus rights (Perpetual 2010 FY10 Collection 1% of ScienceDirect is Library location access or archival estimated notes; $600) and format rights) price American Bee Journal Owen-Prt $28 FY10 - This site license is only for html access and PDF Owen-Prt and are still pay per view. online via Sigma Xi; Also no archival Internet via EBSCOhost: No rights. American Scientist EBSCOhost archival access $408 Wiley: Electronic; Cancellations limited Internet via Wiley- EBSCOhost: No to 4% of total spend Animal Genetics Blackwell archival access $1,186
  • Sample serials decision database• You have been asked to cancel 8% of your journals costs – roughly $2900.• Using the sample serials decision database, decide which titles you would cancel to reach this amount.
  • Conclusions• Assigning priorities help the selector from being overwhelmed by data• Objective information aids in consensus building for collection decisions• The serial decision database is a tool; the decisions are subjective.