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Npg library committee

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Presentation given at Nature Publishing Library Advisory Board Meeting April 2009

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Npg library committee

  1. 1. SURVEY: U.S. LIBRARIES STATUS UPDATE APRIL 2009 JILL EMERY HEAD OF ACQUISITIONS THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LIBRARIES PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICAN SERIALS INTEREST GROUP NPG Library Committee
  2. 2. Demographics of Survey Pt. I <ul><li>Twenty libraries surveyed from across the USA </li></ul><ul><li>17 respondents </li></ul><ul><li>8 respondents from small to medium sized academic research libraries </li></ul><ul><li>4 respondents from medical/research libraries of varying size </li></ul><ul><li>5 respondents from large academic research libraries </li></ul>
  3. 3. Demographics of Survey Pt.II <ul><li>4 respondents were from the Southern US including one medical/research library </li></ul><ul><li>4 respondents were from the Eastern US </li></ul><ul><li>4 respondents were from the Midwestern US including 2 medical research libraries </li></ul><ul><li>5 respondents were from the Western US with one medical/research library </li></ul>
  4. 4. Survey Question# 1 <ul><li>What is the current situation of your library and how do you see it evolving over the next few years? </li></ul><ul><li>Financial constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Move from collections to library as place </li></ul><ul><li>Technology infrastructure growth </li></ul><ul><li>E-Access </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach/Liaison services </li></ul>
  5. 5. Survey Question #2 <ul><li>Is your budget being affected, if so what (content/staff/operations) are libraries being forced to cut first and how quickly is this happening? </li></ul><ul><li>For 2009, respondents indicated anywhere from flat budget to 19% cuts </li></ul><ul><li>For 2010 anticipated up to another 20% cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Across content/staff/operations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Survey Question #3 <ul><li>Are there any new government funding initiatives or areas of research that are getting more support? </li></ul><ul><li>Special programs=special funding </li></ul><ul><li>New programs/new research areas=sheltered from cuts </li></ul><ul><li>US Stimulus-maybe? </li></ul><ul><li>NIH grants? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Survey Question #4 <ul><li>Are there new purchasing groups? </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Hoc groups </li></ul><ul><li>No new groups but some groups more active than others </li></ul>
  8. 8. Survey Question #5 <ul><li>Would you advocate for a per-per-view article access model from a publisher such as NPG? </li></ul><ul><li>Not for Nature ISSN: 0028-0836 due to cost per use </li></ul><ul><li>For the monthlies, review journals, & hosted content, more likely to consider </li></ul><ul><li>All thought the model should be offered; 6 felt this model wouldn’t work for them </li></ul>
  9. 9. Survey Question #6 <ul><li>What advice would you give to publishers? </li></ul><ul><li>Keep price increases flat or nominal </li></ul><ul><li>Offer multiple purchasing models/flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Follow ICOLC guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t create more silos of information </li></ul><ul><li>Be OpenURL compliant </li></ul><ul><li>Provide stability of access/not new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t sit on your laurels </li></ul>
  10. 10. JILL EMERY HEAD OF ACQUISITIONS PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH AMERICAN SERIALS INTEREST GROUP [email_address] [email_address] HTTP://WWW.NASIG.ORG Questions?

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