Cost-per-use for electronic journals has become a common standard for judging the value of individual titles, but the reports needed to make such judgments can be complex to create. Different options exist for collecting, collating and reporting the necessary data. This session will look at the costs estimated for the in-house process followed at the University of Mississippi, and how those costs in personnel time compared to pricing from outside vendors. It will also report on a survey of other libraries that use outside vendors to judge the perceived value of those services.
The survey data reported in the presentation is available upon request from the presenter.
Head of Continuing Resources, University of Mississippi