Claremont Colleges Libraries Subscription Analysis 2007


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  • Total journal years unknown
  • Error from user perspective
  • Remove title if necessary
  • In journal years (add percent of total if possible)
  • Can this go here? Don’t want to split def’n & results for curr e access or cost
  • Eric present?
  • Of 1485 titles, 13% (188) available but not licensed, but 39% (590) are not available as a subscription
  • Pcost = E-only Savings E-only available Journal of Peasant Studies Online Free With Print American sociological review P and Opkg Social Forces
  • End with cancellable total
  • Total potential savings from these 21 funds $28K or 5.6%
  • Claremont Colleges Libraries Subscription Analysis 2007

    1. 1. Serials Subscription Analysis Project Jason Price & Eric Mann Libraries of the Claremont Colleges
    2. 2. Objectives & Scope <ul><li>Check accuracy of e-holdings </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize subscription type </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting the most access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at the lowest cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Checked active subscriptions on 93 lines of subject funds </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Completed’ 34 of 50 funds (2250 of 2800 titles) (80%) </li></ul>
    3. 3. e-Holdings accuracy - Definitions Years of access under-represented in SerialSol’ns/Blais Part of access not active by publisher OR Years of access over-represented in SerialSol’ns/Blais Date Range Not listed in SerialsSol’ns/Blais Access not activated by publisher Title False (-) False (+) Error Level
    4. 4. e-Holdings accuracy - Procedure
    5. 5. e-Holdings accuracy - Results Allows correction of e-holdings for 85000 < x < 150000 articles! (given an average of 6 issues/year, 10 articles/issue) (420-550) Date Range (770-1640) (230-350) Title False ( - ) False ( + ) Error Level
    6. 6. e-Holdings accuracy – Next Steps <ul><li>Make changes in cooperation with BAS </li></ul><ul><li>Review Science funds & make changes </li></ul><ul><li>Complete remaining funds & make changes </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat e-Holdings review periodically </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(April–Aug every 3-4 years?) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Objective 2 <ul><li>Subscription Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>A new perspective </li></ul>
    8. 8. Subscription Optimization - 2 Components <ul><li>We needed information regarding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our access vs. what access is available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our cost vs. what pricing is available </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Subscription Optimization Definitions - Current e-Access No individual available No individual available Individual/ Package Individual/ Package Type No ‘ Yes’ No Yes CC e-Access? Subscribed Not available Aggregated Available Category
    10. 10. Subscription Optimization Results--Current e-Access
    11. 11. Subscription Optimization Costs -- Pricing Model Definition <ul><li>P ub T otprice – E price = P cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Eonly Avail $ 100 – 80 = $ 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OFWP $ 100 – 100 = $ 0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> P and Opkg $ 100 – 0 = $100 </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Subscription Optimization Results—Potential Cost Savings <ul><li>Single fund example—93so </li></ul>
    13. 14. Subscription Optimization Results—Potential savings by fund
    14. 15. Subscription Optimization – Next Steps <ul><li>Meet with individual subject specialists interested in converting their individual titles to e-only subscriptions for 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Work with rest for 2008? </li></ul>
    15. 16. Side Projects <ul><li>e-Holdings accuracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check of package/leased title accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. ScienceDirect (underway) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deduping e-access listings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent organizational branding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backfile analysis – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal repository preparation (underway) </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Journal Repository Preparation
    17. 18. Top 10 Journal titles NO ONE would subscribe to…* <ul><li>Obfuscate (1068-8582). This journal has a high impact factor and a respectable reputation in its discipline. We just can’t figure out what it is about. </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of of Repetitive Statements (1111-1111). Patrons reported difficulty locating this title in the OPAC. </li></ul><ul><li>De-Acquisitions Librarian (0098-2121). The founder of its sister journal, The De-Circulation Librarian , was eventually caught and featured in Library & Archival Security . </li></ul><ul><li>Archive for Irrational Mechanics and Vague Speculation (0087-2439) . Don’t miss the July 2006 special issue celebrating “The 100 Greatest Non-Repeatable Experiments of All Time” </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Melodrama (0302-7613). LIBRARIANS! Don’t you DARE miss out on our latest issue filled with life-changing insights! Subscribe Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>The Pessimist (0000-0000). We couldn’t find pricing information on this journal, but it doesn’t matter. We probably couldn’t afford it anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>Lackluster Exhortations Made Vehemently (1021-4036). EVERY library should have a subscription to this journal! Maybe. </li></ul><ul><li>Old Scientist (0000-0002). Our contributors have published, but never perished. </li></ul><ul><li>Unpopular Science (0823-4068) Endorsed by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee! </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of Nomenclature. Series QC . (JOHN-DOEX) A new title change with every issue – guaranteed! </li></ul><ul><li>* All titles parody current Honnold subscriptions. One of these serials actually existed. Can you guess which one? </li></ul>