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All that counts

  1. 1. All That Counts: Evaluation of an Aggregator Package from Three Librarians James Bunnelle, Lewis & Clark College Jill Emery, Portland State University Emily McElroy, Oregon Health & Science University
  2. 2. Content Withdrawal Timeline • January 2003 Sage titles • 2003-2012 expansion & increase of embargoed content • January 2012 Taylor & Francis titles • January 2013 NEJM
  3. 3. Open Access • Of the removed titles, 0% are available free online from DOAJ • Of the added titles, 38% are available free online from DOAJ
  4. 4. Impact: Journal Citation Reports • In 2011 Journal Citation Reports, number of titles that appear in rankings – Removed titles: 146 (37% of the removed titles) – Added titles: 12 (2% of the removed titles)
  5. 5. PSU Usage • Removed titles: out of 395 titles, 53 had zero uses from 2011-2012 • Added titles: out of 596 titles, 463 had zero uses from 2012-April 2013
  6. 6. PSU Usage Average Use 2011-2012 Average Use 2012-Jan/Apr 2013 Titles removed from EBSCOhost in 2012 13 n/a Titles added to EBSCOhost in 2012 n/a 1.1
  7. 7. PSU Top Titles Used from Content Lost Title ISSN Publisher Downloads Community College Journal of Research & Practice 1066-8926 Routledge 155 City 1360-4813 Routledge 124 Exceptionality 0936-2835 Taylor & Francis Ltd 117 European Legacy 1084-8770 Routledge 107 Tourism Geographies 1461-6688 Routledge 86 Current Psychiatry Reviews 1573-4005 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. 82 Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 1369-801X Routledge 79 Early Child Development & Care 0300-4430 Routledge 75 International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 1350-4509 Taylor & Francis Ltd 75 LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 1043-6928 Routledge 75
  8. 8. PSU Top Titles Used Content Added Title ISSN Publisher Downloads Education & Treatment of Children (West Virginia University Press) 0748-8491 West Virginia University Press 138 Indian Streams Research Journal 2230-7850 Indian Streams Research 38 Energies (19961073) 1996-1073 MDPI Publishing 30 Journal of Vegetation Science 1100-9233 Wiley-Blackwell 26 Paediatrics & Child Health (1205-7088) 1205-7088 Pulsus Group Inc. 26 World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology 2010-376X World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology 26 Golden Research Thoughts 2231-5063 Indian Streams Research 25 Children's Technology & Engineering International Technology & Engineering Educators Association 23 International Coaching Psychology Review 1750-2764 British Psychological Society 22 International Journal of Academic Research in Business & Social Sciences 2222-6990 Human Resource Management Academic Research Society (HRMARS) 19
  9. 9. PSU Author Data 2011 2012 Titles added to EBSCOhost in 2012 0 0 Titles removed from EBSCOhost in 2012 7 3
  10. 10. Implications for PSU • Picked up the Taylor & Francis package as a multi-year deal & use is 5 times that from EBSCOhost • Re-evaluation of need for aggregator full text collections • Re-evaluation of need of aggregator full text from silos Two-story wood frame house at 5,500 feet after the blast, 05/05/1955 Creator(s): Federal Civil Defense Administration. Operations Group. (1951 - 1958)
  11. 11. OHSU Usage Average Use 2010-2012 Average Use 2012-Jan/Apr 2013 Titles removed from EBSCOhost in 2012 8.41 n/a Titles added to EBSCOhost in 2012 n/a 0
  12. 12. OHSU Usage • Removed titles: out of 395 titles, 230 had zero uses from 2010-2012 • Added titles: out of 596 titles, 581 had zero uses from 2012-April 2013
  13. 13. OHSU ILL Data 2010 2011 2012 Removed titles from EBSCOhost 0 0 68 (consists of 2% of our ILL requests in 2012) Added titles to EBSCOhost 0 0 0
  14. 14. OHSU Author Data 2011 2012 Removed titles from EBSCOhost 2 9 Added titles in EBSCOhost 0 5 (2 from one title)
  15. 15. What’s Next for OHSU? • New subscriptions • Do we need to upgrade databases for more full-text?
  16. 16. What’s Next for OHSU? • Removed titles: 5 of the titles were also available from the publishers. Average use from publisher’s site from 2010-2012 was 32 compared to 0 from EBSCOhost • Of all of our journal subscriptions, 350 were also available from EBSCOhost. Average use from publisher’s site in 2012 was 1,083 compared to 104 from EBSCOhost
  17. 17. Lewis & Clark College The Context: Journal Cancelation Projects at Watzek Library • 2012 (30,000 cut) • 2013 (10,000 cut) Cuts across all subject areas. Faculty heavily involved. Full-Text Inclusion in EBSCOhost part of decision-making process.
  18. 18. Lewis & Clark Usage • Removed titles: out of 395 titles, 221 had zero uses from 2011-2012 • Added titles: out of 596 titles, 576 had zero uses from 2012-April 2013
  19. 19. Lewis & Clark Usage CONTENT 2011 Usage % of 2011 Usage 2012 Usage % of 2012 Usage 2013 Usage Jan- April % of 2013 Usage Jan- April Removed Titles 1015 1.65 881 1.25 n/a n/a Added Titles n/a n/a 114 .18 71 .27
  20. 20. Lewis & Clark Usage Average Use 2011-2012 Average Use 2012-Jan/Apr 2013 Titles removed from EBSCOhost in 2012 11.8 n/a Titles added to EBSCOhost in 2012 n/a .2
  21. 21. Lewis & Clark ILL Data 2011 2012 Removed titles from EBSCOhost 0 76 (consists of 2.2% of our ILL requests in 2012) Added titles to EBSCOhost 0 0
  22. 22. Implications at L&C • Erosion of faculty confidence in ASC as a consistent platform for full-text scholarly content. • Budgetary difficulties of acquiring removed content via other platforms. • Damaged trust between subject selectors and faculty for future collection management projects in serials.
  23. 23. Questions?

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