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What’s the big deal?
What’s the big deal?
What’s the big deal?
What’s the big deal?
What’s the big deal?
What’s the big deal?
What’s the big deal?
What’s the big deal?
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What’s the big deal?

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Evaluating large journal packages can be difficult. This presentation discusses how SIUE went about evaluating three Big Deals at the same time, and how it worked out.

Evaluating large journal packages can be difficult. This presentation discusses how SIUE went about evaluating three Big Deals at the same time, and how it worked out.

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  • Big deal: Large number of journals sold by publishers in bundlesPrice increases year to year, incentives to stay in the deal, add-on titles, pricing based on previous subscriptionsGrowing discomfort with the big dealBudget cuts, growing percentage of budget tied up in big deals: no book purchases, fewer single titles or small publishers
  • Jan. 1 2013 was expiration date for Wiley Online Library, ScienceDirect, and SpringerLink.We started thinking about the renewals over the summer but waited for more information about our budget.Delays in vendor communications, budget information, cancelled meetings meant we often felt pressed for time.We pay for these packages with multiple subject funds (controlled by selectors), and payments previously based on individual journals.
  • We looked at a lot of the same points described by Blecic et al in C&RL 2013Got usage information from UStat. Altered SpringerLink and Wiley to ensure consistent platform label across years
  • Used title lists from publisher agreements to separate subscribed from package, using some sorting in ExcelUsed EBSCONET to get list price for journals we would likely replace if we canceled the dealSubject information: SFX (though problematic), vendor information, subject librarian analysis of top performers in packageUsed SFX to determine how much overlap each package had with rest of SFX holdings
  • Cost/use and cost/title metrics painted the situation one way, but likely replacement costs looked different
  • In the end, big deals still looked beneficial to us Left one consortial deal but just renegotiated package to reduce total spend. Still a big deal
  • Was unprepared for some questions, will build more time into the process for reacting to unforeseen questions.Some questions were not answered in an entirely satisfactory way, especially those involving subject breakdowns.After a while, there seemed to be some usage stat fatigue. So much information was presented, that it was hard to make sense of it all.
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    • 1. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? SUPPORTING RENEWAL DECISIONS FOR LARGE JOURNAL PACKAGES CHRIS BULOCK ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN SIUe CBULOCK@SIUE.EDU
    • 2. UNEASY WITH THE BIG DEAL Budget reductions Changing patterns “Leaving the Big Deal: Consequences and Next Steps” Nabe and Fowler at NASIG 11
    • 3. OUR CONTEXT Agreements expiring for several packages Uncertain budget situation Long delays, quick decisions Grappling with payment structure
    • 4. QUESTIONS Should we renew? Should we push for a new deal? What’s the value? How much of it do we use? What subject areas benefit? Is it better than single subscriptions? How do the packages compare to each other?
    • 5. REPORTS FOR EACH DEAL See “Deal or No Deal? Evaluating Big Deals and Their Journals” College & Research Libraries vol. 74 no. 2 178-194 Downloaded COUNTER JR1 reports Lightly Massaged Uploaded to USTAT Downloaded again
    • 6. REPORTS FOR EACH DEAL, CONT. Separated subscribed from package titles (complicated due to alternate titles, ISSNs) Use and cost/use per title, per segment, per deal For top titles, retrieved list price info For packages, attempted some subject information Overlap with all SFX holdings
    • 7. DEAL TO DEAL COMPARISON Compared total cost/title and cost/use Compared percentage of overlap Compared number of high-performing titles
    • 8. JUDGING SUCCESS Renegotiated one big deal Discussions guided by evidence rather than preferences or hypotheticals Even those that disagreed with decisions accepted them Improved from previous renewals
    • 9. TOO MUCH?

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