RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project (Sep 2008- Jul 2009)

Project goal: empirical evaluation of preservation ris...
RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project – selected data
                                                 July 2009

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RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project – selected data
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RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project – selected data
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RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project Factsheet
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RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project Factsheet

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Selected results from RLG Prospective Journals Preservation project, Sep 2008-Jul 2009. Shared with attendees at Shared Print Update session at ALA Annual 2009.

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  1. 1. RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project (Sep 2008- Jul 2009) Project goal: empirical evaluation of preservation risks associated with long-tail print journals in research collections, based on qualitative and quantitative assessment of aggregate and individual library holdings, under prevailing institutional retention and acquisition profiles Methodology: independent review of local holdings for selected titles in US research library collections, including scope and coverage of holdings, quality of bibliographic description, condition of physical inventory, environmental controls, usage over 12 and 50 month periods, subscription status, intent to retain, etc. Selection criteria: active, peer-reviewed scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with print-only distribution channels and <50 aggregate library holdings in WorldCat; limited to titles with an assigned ISSN Sampling method: random selection of 230 titles meeting the stated criteria and held by at least one of eight participating libraries WorldCat title list: http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/cmalpas/lists/346407 Title review data: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pkqKYpngW-3vpUslQNRdDJw&hl=en Aggregate library holdings: Most widely-held title in sample: (0049-5123) with 49 holding libraries. Least widely held title in sample: Magister (0212-6796) with 1 holding library.
  2. 2. RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project – selected data July 2009 Scope of local holdings: Incomplete: local 17% holdings represent <50% of volumes issued Incomplete: local holdings represent >50% 51% of volumes issued 32% Local holdings are complete: 100% of volumes issued and supplements are held For titles with holdings <50% of volumes published, median coverage was 15% of publication record. For titles with holdings >50% of volumes published, median coverage was 80% of publication record. Subscription status: 35% Institution currently subscribes to this title. Subscription has been cancelled. 65% Condition of local holdings: 84-94% with non-brittle paper and fully legible text block 5-10% with loose pages or acidic paper 28% with unbound back files For more information: Constance Malpas (malpasc@oclc.org) 2 of 2
  3. 3. RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project – selected data July 2009 Use of local holdings: 80% 70% % of titles reporting 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% ce x 1x 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x 8x 9x 14 en id ev 0 Requests/circulations over 5 years Most frequently requested title in sample: Loyola Jour al of Social Scie ces (0971-4960) with an average of 3 requests per year over 5 years. Local storage environment: Mixed: holdings are distributed across several locations 100% of holdings are in off-site facility (including current issues) 100% of holdings are in closed stacks 100% of holdings are in open stacks 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% For more information: Constance Malpas (malpasc@oclc.org) 3 of 3
  4. 4. RLG Prospective Journals Preservation Project – selected data July 2009 Frequency of publication: 6% 4% 8% Annual 33% Semi-annually Quarterly 18% Irregular Monthly All others 31% Language distribution: Participating libraries: *California Digital Library University of Arizona Getty Research Library UCLA New York University University of Michigan Penn State University University of Pennsylvania *Stanford University * did ot participate i title review For more information: Constance Malpas (malpasc@oclc.org) 4 of 4

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