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Armstrong AAUP

  1. 1. A Consortial View of Academic Library Purchasing<br />Kim Armstrong<br />Assistant Director, CIC Center for Library Initiatives<br />
  2. 2. CIC Member Institutions<br />Headquartered in the Midwest, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago <br />University of Chicago <br />University of Illinois <br />Indiana University <br />University of Iowa <br />University of Michigan <br />Michigan State University <br />University of Minnesota <br />Northwestern University <br />Ohio State University <br />Pennsylvania State University <br />Purdue University <br />University of Wisconsin-Madison<br />
  3. 3. Funding Trends<br />Majority of libraries had either flat budgets or experienced reductions<br />Fewer exemptions for collections<br />For collection budgets of $15-$20 million, that constitutes a loss of $350-$450,000<br />Stimulus money helped, over by FY12<br />Many publishers worked outside contracts to hold pricing to no increase<br />
  4. 4. Coping<br />Reductions in print – journals and monographs<br />One time spending reduced (e.g. backfiles) with dollars carried forward<br />Cut databases and reviewed lists of journals – cost per use is quite prevalent<br />Low use material questioned e.g. foreign language and monographs<br />
  5. 5. Acquisition Strategy <br />Patron driven selection still too expensive for CIC schools<br />Digitization partnerships yielding content (CIC Google contract)<br />Large scale investment in cooperative purchases<br />Interest in new pricing models, more tied to quality and usage<br />
  6. 6. E-Books <br />CIC has made a big investment in e-books<br />Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, others<br />Purchase model<br />Multi-year agreements for everything purchased<br />Cost at a fraction of print list price<br />
  7. 7. Impact- Oxford Scholarship Online<br />Electronic version<br />2,765 titles currently purchased<br />20,000 uses per year<br />17 uses per title on average per year<br />Print collection of same titles<br />2,381 titles in collection<br />.43 average circulations per title per year – 10 titles more than 50<br />3.81 circulations over lifetime in collection<br />Average title used 34 times more frequently online than circulated to a patron<br />Source - The University of Chicago Library<br />
  8. 8. Impact – Springer E-books<br />
  9. 9. Going Forward <br />Consortia<br />Higher investment in central purchases<br />Rational plan to migrate from print<br />Publishers<br />More content as inducement to keep existing level of spend<br />Provide records, replace legacy print, develop archiving relationships, other services<br />

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