Saving time & moneyin the short(!) run… …using Pubget Paperstats auto-harvested aggregated usage statistics to rapidly & responsibly trim a big deal Jason S Price, PhD Science Collections Librarian Claremont Colleges Library
Use case… Big Publisher wants the invoice ok’ed within the week (no prior notice!), but you want/need to use your cancellation clause to mitigate the rising costs of their big deal Collection team meeting is tommorrow & the faculty board meets later in the week Can it be done (responsibly)? Yes, it can!blackenterprise.com 12/2010 n.c.
Responsible cancellation: • Addresses exceptions • Uses multiple years of usage data • Takes into account title changes • Allows for informed input from colleagues • Leaves room for subjectivity in decision making
By the numbers: 1) Upload pricing data Jessica Feis 2) Download 3 yrs COUNTER usage w/price 3) Adjust PPU by usage period 4) Consolidate usage from changed titles 5) Propose cancellations with data 6 (Evaluate ROI)
Upload pricing data 10min issn,cost x 268 titles (from xl quote) 1234-5678,$1200 2345-678x,$300 … 80min Complications: • Missing ISSNs (20) • Divide costs for packages (18) • eISSNs instead of pISSNs (!) (easy MS access query on web title list) =90min to complete uploaded pricelist
4) Consolidate changed titles90m Nothing automatic here, unfortunately • Titles with less than 36 months of usage may have former titles that may need to be consolidated • Had to sleuth out stealth packages and the like, but then…
Return on investment:Investment:• 4 Hours Prep time + Discussion (sunk costs)• Annual fee for PaperstatsReturn:• Responsible cancellation of 3 journals - $6600Cancellations from 1 package in 1 year cover thecost of a paperstats subscription in perpetuity!!!