Commercial Serials Decision Support Systems

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Slides accompanied an Oregon Library Association (OLA) / Washington Library Association (WLA) 2008 Joint Conference presentation on commercial serials decision support databases.

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Commercial Serials Decision Support Systems

  1. 1. Commercial Serials Decision Support Databases By Robin Paynter
  2. 2. <ul><li>Journal Use Reports™ </li></ul><ul><li>360 COUNTER </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the Survey… <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Handout </li></ul><ul><li>Citations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why SDSDs? <ul><li>Better understanding of user behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Justification for budgetary decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Required outcome data for administration, reaccreditation, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Sound budgetary management </li></ul><ul><li>Staff time and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce staff barriers in data usage </li></ul>
  5. 5. Choosing SDSDs <ul><li>Budget and staffing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research 1 university -> small college </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Type of analysis needed </li></ul><ul><li>Local considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required to support journals for reasons other than cost/benefit ratio? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Comparative Collection Holdings <ul><ul><ul><li>Comparator institution holdings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impact Factor journals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Core journal lists (ACRL EBSS Core Psychology List) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call number/Subject holdings analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journal Use Reports™ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Usage Statistics <ul><li>Project Counter/SUSHI reports </li></ul><ul><li>Is title being used? Longitudinal data? </li></ul><ul><li>Serials cut projects </li></ul><ul><li>Cost/use – access via ILL or subscribing? </li></ul><ul><li>360 COUNTER </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vendor/Publisher Package Deals <ul><li>How well does overall package meet needs </li></ul><ul><li>How much do specific titles get used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>360 COUNTER </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Resource Sharing - Consortia <ul><ul><li>* Few publishers supply this Project Counter Report currently * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Input Measure: Consortial Package Deal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Input Measure: Last copy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State of Illinois Science Journals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcome Measure: local v. consortial use </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Overlap / Gap Analysis <ul><li>Overlap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles in multiple packages 360 COUNTER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic databases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ILL request data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turnaway data </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Current Issues <ul><li>Publisher Project Counter Reports problems </li></ul><ul><li>Local serials holdings records </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of custom data sources </li></ul><ul><li>Programmable macros </li></ul><ul><li>No ‘one stop shopping’ for all analysis types </li></ul>
  12. 12. Future Trends <ul><li>SDSDs support more types of analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebook usage, Input & Output measures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End user friendliness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More ScholarlyStats dashboard display </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved reporting tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More customizable tables, charts, and graphs like 360Counter </li></ul></ul>

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