Periodicals in Crisis

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  • Periodicals in Crisis

    1. 1. Murphy Library Periodicals Collection 1999-2003 Jenifer Holman Acquisitions Librarian [email_address]
    2. 2. CPI=Consumer Price Index HEPI=Higher Education Price Index USPPI=US Periodicals Price Index Price Index Comparison Percentage Increase Over Previous year CPI HEPI USPPI - Excluding USPPI - Including Russian Trans. Russian Trans. 1984 3.2 4.8 9.4 10.2 1985 3.6 5.8 8.6 11.5 1986 1.9 5 8.9 8.2 1987 3.7 4 9.9 10.3 1988 4.1 4.4 9.1 9.4 1989 4.8 5.3 9.5 8.2 1990 5.4 6 9.5 9.4 1991 5.5 5.2 11.7 11.1 1992 3.4 3.6 12.2 12.6 1993 1.3 2.9 5.5 6 1994 2.6 3.4 9.6 8.6 1995 2.8 3 10.4 9.5 1996 3 3 10.8 9.6 1997 2.3 3 9.9 10.1 1998 1.6 3.5 10.3 9.5 1999 2.2 2.4 10.4 9.8 2000 3.4 4.1 9 9.2 2001 2.8 4.8 8.3 8.6 2002 N/A N/A 7.9 7.6
    3. 4. Print Print Titles MF MF Titles Cancels Adds 99/00 $378,644.69 1406 $56,241.06 552 $15,003.37 $4,386.92 00/01 $388,803.24 1521 $55,126.35 534 $21,201.31 $18,618.78 01/02 $415,362.00 1417 $60,754.68 522 $13,839.91 $1,418.38 02/03 $421,614.45 1366 $57,163.96 482 $46,546.84 $2,414.41 03/04 $434,720.7 Avail. 6/04 $48,439.24 Avail. 6/04 $57,490.09 $762.59
    4. 5. <ul><li>Between 1986 and 2001: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>journal prices overall increased by 8.5%/year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The CPI overall grew by 3.4%/year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Journal prices grew twice as fast as health care prices during the same period. </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>title has gotten little or no recorded use over several years. </li></ul><ul><li>title is available electronically through our subscription to Project Muse. </li></ul><ul><li>title has a current cost/use ratio greater than $35. </li></ul><ul><li>title no longer supports the curriculum. </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Even with small budget increases, Murphy Library is no longer able to support traditional print access to scholarly communication through journal subscriptions alone </li></ul><ul><li>We are NOT alone – even Harvard and Cornell are canceling periodicals </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>Before publishing in a journal, ask some questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I post a copy of my article on my web site or my institution’s web site (self-archiving)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are archives available to the public for free after a short time period (open-access journals/archives) ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publishers to scrutinize: Commercial publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, Kluwer </li></ul>
    8. 11. <ul><li>Project RoMEO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ls/disresearch/romeo/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulls together terms from many publishers </li></ul></ul>
    9. 12. <ul><li>Public Library of Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.plos.org/about/history.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BioMed Central </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.biomedcentral.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-access journals now available through library catalog and periodicals holdings list </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.doaj.org/ </li></ul></ul>
    10. 13. <ul><li>E-Scholarship Repository (California Digtial Library – University of California) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers Social Sciences and Humanities faculty a central place for digital scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CODA: Caltech Collection of Open Digital Archives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.caltech.edu/digital/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More listed on the Sparc Institutional Repository web page: http://www.arl.org/sparc/core/index.asp?page=m1#usa </li></ul>

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