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  1. 1. ER & L 2011 Conference Proposal<br />Elizabeth Brown<br />Binghamton University Libraries<br />Title: Collections and Collaboration: Use and promotion of SciVal Spotlight at Binghamton University<br />Session Type: Individual Presentation<br />Session Track: Collection Development and Assessment<br />Abstract: (50 words)<br />Library collections are reviewed by analyzing usage data or recommended journal lists to prioritize collection building. Elsevier’s SciVal Spotlight, based on Scopus citation and article data, analyzes campus research output to identify distinctive and emerging research competencies, collection priorities and collaborative campus partnerships. <br />Proposal Details: (250 words)<br />Periodic collection assessment and review is necessary for academic library collections, with both new and established programs competing for their share of the library materials budget. Various measures are used to rank journals, journal indexes, and book collections in libraries. The Binghamton University Libraries has used a variety of methods to review and assess the use and value of its collections, with a comprehensive collections assessment in 2006 and subsequent serials reviews in 2008 and 2009. Each project utilized local and vendor-provided usage, circulation and interlibrary loan data to identify met and unmet research needs. <br />While these projects provided useful information on unmet research needs, the Libraries needed a tool to link collection holdings to interdisciplinary and emerging programs, which were difficult to determine with existing usage and circulation data. With the purchase of Elsevier’s SciVal Spotlight product in 2010, the Libraries could identify collections used and cited in interdisciplinary research programs alongside traditional departments. Collections data generated from profiles provided indicators to anticipate growing programs, emerging research areas and priorities for collections growth within the Libraries. <br />In addition to serving as an effective collections assessment tool, SciVal Spotlight offered other campus units data to evaluate graduate program effectiveness, faculty research productivity, and potential collaborators for research projects and hiring. Comparative data from peer institutions also provided data on collections strengths and comparative program strengths. <br /> <br />Learning Outcomes and Uniqueness of Presentation: (no word limit) <br />Session Learning Outcomes:<br /><ul><li>Summary of tools and research methodology used in collections assessment, specifically rubrics used by academic research libraries
  2. 2. Summary of SciVal Spotlight functionality and its uniqueness as a collections assessment tool
  3. 3. Identify interdisciplinary research collection strengths within SciVal Spotlight
  4. 4. Create comparative peer institutional data on library collections within SciVal Spotlight
  5. 5. Best practices for marketing and collaborating library databases to campus units
  6. 6. Generate return on investment data for library collections with SciVal Spotlight</li></ul>Uniqueness of Presentation:SciVal Spotlight contains data and visualization features not available in existing library databases and journal literature indexes. Analysis of SciVal Spotlight features will show the potential of using existing data from library database products to provide normalized profiles of dominant and emerging campus research activities which are not available from other tools such as Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports. The use of newer, return on investment analyses is an effective way to promote library services and collections to internal and external agencies. SciVal Spotlight is an excellent example of an effective ROI tool that can be used by Libraries as well as other campus units.<br />