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  1. 1. Academic Library Buying Patterns: Shifting Budgets and More e-Resources<br />Richard W. Clement<br />Dean of Libraries<br />Utah State University<br />
  2. 2. The View from the Top<br />At Utah State University Libraries<br />Collections comprise more than half of the budget<br />The other major component is personnel<br /> Operating costs are a small portion<br />Almost all our discretionary money goes into collections<br />
  3. 3. Collections<br />Before the current budget crisis, collection budgets have continued to grow, but not at the rate of inflation<br />Through the current crisis, our e-resources have been protected, and additional funding at 9% has been provided to compensate for inflation <br />Some traditional collection funds have been lost<br />Scholarly monographs have taken the brunt of cuts<br />
  4. 4. Collection Priorities<br />Protect E-journals (large packages) / cancel print journals <br />Protect full-text databases / cancel indices<br />Protect and adjust Approval Plans to favor e-books<br />Expand patron-driven selection<br />Concentrate on acquisition of primary source materials and digitize them<br />Concentrate on developing and facilitating Open Access publications across the institution<br />
  5. 5. The Future of the Scholarly Monograph<br />The scholarly journal has gone electronic<br />Is the future of the scholarly monograph electronic?<br />Anecdotal evidence suggests that scholars in the Humanities are not ready to adopt an electronic monograph<br />But hard data on usage suggests otherwise …<br />
  6. 6. Printed Book Usage<br />Traditionally 20% of a collection has supported 80% of the circulation<br />Snapshot of data (OhioLink: 88 libraries comprising over 48 million books) in 2007 indicates that 12.9% of collection supported 80% of circulation from the date of joining OhioLink to 2007<br />In one year from Spring 2007 to Spring 2008, 6.5% of collection supported 80% of the circulation<br />With thanks to Celeste Feather of OhioLink for permission to use this study<br />
  7. 7. Ebook Packages Under Review<br /><ul><li>Springer – All Subject Collections, 2005-2009
  8. 8. Oxford Scholarship Online – First 4 subject collections on market, mostly 2001-2009
  9. 9. Tracked usage over two fiscal years, FY 08 and FY 09 (July to June)</li></li></ul><li>What Does Ebook Usage Tell Us?<br />80% of use in FY 08 came from 22% of the titles (1 year)<br />80% of use in FY 08 and FY09 came from 36% of the titles (2 years)<br />CIC data show 87% title use for Springer as well<br />
  10. 10. What Does Ebook Usage Tell Us?<br />80% of use in FY 08 came from 33% of the titles (1 year)<br />80% of use in FY 08 and FY09 came from 38% of the titles (2 years)<br />Adding projected FY10 data: <br />80% of use will come from 40% of titles (3 years)<br />FY09 stats for OUP Music, Classics, History, Literature all 76% to 86% of titles used<br />
  11. 11. Implications<br />Libraries can achieve administrative and cost efficiencies by acquiring complete packages of high interest material rather than using title by title selection<br />Usage from a stable population of titles is expanding; using higher % of ebook titles available each year indicates greater acceptance<br />Researcher behavior is changing dramatically with mass arrival of ebooks <br />
  12. 12. The View from the Top<br />Budget priorities for collections at Utah State<br /><ul><li>For journals, electronic only
  13. 13. For databases, full-text, with very few exceptions
  14. 14. Approval plans moved to ebooks
  15. 15. For scholarly monographs, electronic highly favored, particularly as part of large heavily discounted packages</li></li></ul><li>Contact:<br />Richard W. Clement<br />Dean of Libraries<br />Utah State University<br /><br />