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Presented at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in Toronto, Ontario on February 3, 2012.

Presented at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in Toronto, Ontario on February 3, 2012.

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  • Context 0 academic library 0 data-driven 0 specific examples 0 sharing my practice © Alpha six
  • making a connection patrons resources © Alexandre Dulaunoy
  • whose perspective? library collection selectors library staff students faculty library admin university admin View slide
  • who chooses? resource patrons vendors librarians View slide
  • books © CCAC North Library
  • inputs 0 Internal 0 Curriculum 0 Research 0 Patron requests 0 Internal workflows 0 Budget
  • inputs 0 External 0 Reviews 0 Publishing statistics 0 Vendor features 0 Cost 0 Packaged content
  • wasted words? 0 Foundation 0 Living document 0 Accountability 0 Transparency 0 Succession planning Slide title in reference to: Snow, R. (1996). Wasted words: The written collection development policy and the academic library. Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 22(3), 191.
  • interlibrary loan requests
  • make data more usable
  • interlibrary loan requests
  • outputs 0 Circulation statistics 0 Usage statistics © Gypsy999
  • circulation statistics Circulation report for items ordered during 2008-2011 sorted by LC subclass with highest percentage of items circulating LC CLASSIFICATION # ITEMS PURCHASED # ITEMS WITH CIRC TOT CIRC 2008-2011 CIRC/ITEM % ITEMS WITH CIRC HA Theory of soc. sci. statistics 38 33 147 3.9 86.8% RD Surgery 14 12 49 3.5 85.7% PE 1128 Readers, etc., for foreign students 56 46 363 6.5 82.1% MT Music instruction and study 80 61 200 20.1 76.3% RJ Pediatrics 154 116 553 18.2 75.3% KZ Law of nations 20 15 104 5.2 75.0% DL History of Scandinavia 23 17 194 8.4 73.9% G 155-156 Travel. Tourism. 134 97 642 10.5 72.4% JL Pol. institutions & public admin. (Canada, Latin Am.) 42 30 229 6.2 71.4%
  • finding collection gaps Circulation Statistics by LC Classification: May 2008 - April 2011 DK - History of History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics Publication Year No. Titles Tot Circ No. Circ/No. Titles Percent Circ pre-1960 99 3886 39.3 13% 1960-1969 238 9381 39.4 31% 1970-1979 131 6269 47.9 21% 1980-1989 119 4210 35.4 14% 1990-1999 140 4727 33.8 15% 2000-2009 142 2054 14.5 7% 2010- 3 4 1.3 0%
  • …but wait… 0 Ebook package includes titles in Russian history 0 27 titles with at least 1 download request, 16 of these published in 2000s 0 Total downloads = 797 0 Collection gaps being filled by consortial ebook purchases?
  • use by format Usage in 2009-2010 by format of selected UTP and MQUP titles at Brock in the Canadian Publishers Collection Electronic Print Both Neither # Titles used 81 138 55 137
  • renewal decision: ebook package COUNTER USAGE DATA ANALYSIS Total full text requests 4163 Total number of titles in collection 131 Average requests/title 31.8 Total titles with at least one request 39 Percent titles with at least one request 30% COST/USE DATA Cost of package $407 Cost/Title Used $10.85 Cost/Full text request $0.10
  • use by readership level Usage by Readership Level Readership Level (source: Coutts OASIS) % Titles Used Graduate - Research 73.5% General - Academic 0.3% Upper Undergraduate Graduate - Research 16.3% General - Popular 1.7% Upper Undergraduate 11.6% Upper Undergraduate General - Popular 0.6% Blank 0.6%
  • journals © Spinstah
  • inputs 0 Internal 0 Curriculum 0 Research 0 Patron requests 0 Internal workflows 0 Budget 0 Faculty publications 0 Citation analyses
  • search faculty publications
  • narrow by subject
  • analyze by source
  • faculty publications Source Titles Record Count Brock Holdings PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES 14 1980- JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PERSONALITY 12 1973- JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE 9 1972- BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH 7 1980- BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 7 1973- PERCEPTION 7 1999- CHILD DEVELOPMENT 6 1930- DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 6 1969- GAIT POSTURE 6 1995- JOURNAL OF SPORT EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY 6 1979- NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS 6 1975- PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY 6 1964-
  • inputs 0 External 0 Bibliometrics 0 Packaged content 0 Mergers and Acquisitions 0 Cost 0 Open Access
  • outputs 0 Usage statistics (COUNTER) 0 Link resolver statistics 0 Libguides statistics 0 Web analytics
  • aggregated journal stats
  • identify collection gaps GAPS AS IDENTIFIED VIA SFX QUERY 12: ' ITEMS REQUESTED WITH NO FULL TEXT' ISSN & Journal Title 2009 2010 Total Brock Holdings 1056-4993 Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America 560 241 801 RJ 499 A1 C415 v.16 no.2 2007 0006-4971 Blood 388 388 776 12 month embargo 0306-3674 British Journal of Sports Medicine 354 273 627 1964-2006 1050-642X Clinical journal of sport medicine 373 200 573 print 1991-1997 1054-8408 Journal of travel & tourism marketing 371 194 565 print 1992-1993 0966-0461 British journal of nursing 381 182 563 1999-2005 0161-4681 Teachers College record 348 170 518 1999-2006
  • follow up
  • subscribe to dropped title? 0 Tools: 0 SFX query 12 0 Faculty publications 0 ILL requests 0 JCR Impact factor 0 Decision not to subscribe – note to revisit in 12 months
  • databases 0 Inputs – internal & external 0 Outputs - usage data 0 Complications 0 Aggregator drop & adds 0 Mergers & acquisitions 0 Overlapping content © dfulmer
  • CHADWYCK HEALEY PROQUESTEBSCO WILEY BACKFILE SOLD SEPARATELY WILEY US @ OCUL! PRINT!! what a librarian sees…
  • what a student sees…
  • what an administrator sees…
  • overlap analysis 0 Compare packages of titles 0 Look at unique titles 0 Also look at unique holdings 0 Tools: Scholars Portal SCOT, Gold Rush 0 What gives a database value? 0 Publisher-based 0 Subject-based 0 Unique titles 0 Unique indexing
  • future case study 0 What is the future of A&I’s in the age of discovery layers and Google Scholar? 0 Chen, X. (2010). The Declining Value of Subscription- based Abstracting and Indexing Services in the New Knowledge Dissemination Era. Serials Review, 36(2), 79-85. doi:10.1016/j.serrev.2010.02.010
  • putting it all together 0 Renewal time – yearly review of resources 0 Budget-driven adjustments needed 0 QAF (Quality assurance framework) self-study 0 New liaison librarians 0 New faculty 0 New courses 0 New funding
  • conclusions 0 evidence helps make and defend decisions 0 evidence reveals access & discovery issues 0 local context is important 0 continually reprioritize rather than maintain a static collection 0 data already harvested and analyzed will aid decision making for both anticipated & unanticipated situations 0 make data meaningful and share it
  • …we’ll get there… 0 Thank you for listening 0 Your ideas? 0 Contact me: 0 pjacobs@brocku.ca 0 905-688-5550 x3961