Yaşar Tonta & Yurdagül Ünal Department of Information Management Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey   { tonta, yurdagul }...
Outline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Research setting and data sources </li></ul><ul><li>Research questions </li><...
Background <ul><li>Consortial licensing models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FTE-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage-based </li...
Research Setting and  Data Sources <ul><li>115 Turkish universities, 2.5M students, 80K faculty </li></ul><ul><li>The Cons...
Research Question s <ul><li>Does  incrementally removing the infrequently used journal titles from the tail jeopardize the...
Method <ul><li>Distributions of downloads to journal titles for ScienceDirect, Springer Link and Wiley Interscience e-jour...
Findings International  Symposium  on  Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use ,  26 - 27   November  200 9 ,  Lille...
Full-text article downloads from e - journal databases International  Symposium  on  Academic Online Resources: Assessment...
Full-text downloads from  ScienceDirect   e-journals  (2001-2007)   ANKOS 9. Yıllık Toplantısı, 24-26 Nisan 2009, İnönü Ün...
Bradford curves for use of ScienceDirect journals International  Symposium  on  Academic Online Resources: Assessment and ...
Yearly distributions of  ScienceDirect  journal titles by region International  Symposium  on  Academic Online Resources: ...
Common core ScienceDirect journals
Removing 30% from the tail of  ScienceDirect journal  title s  makes almost no effect on heavily or intermediately used ti...
Top 30 ScienceDirect core journals <ul><li>Food Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>European J. of Operational Research </li></ul>...
Bradford curves for use of  Springer Link and  Wiley Interscience  journals International  Symposium  on  Academic Online ...
Yearly distributions of  SpringerLink  and  Wiley InterScience   journal titles by region International  Symposium  on  Ac...
Removing 30% from the tail of Springer Link  journal  title s  makes almost no effect on heavily or intermediately used ti...
Top 39 Springer Link core journals <ul><li>Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>European Radiology </li>...
Consortial use of Springer Link and Wiley Interscience journal packages International  Symposium  on  Academic Online Reso...
8 SL journals affected by removal of tail  8 Springer Link journals dropped from  the list were heavily used (red cells)  ...
Ranks of 8 SL journals in each university when 30% of journal titles removed from the consortial journal list 33% line, 39...
Removing 30% from the tail of Wiley Interscience  journal  title s  makes almost no effect on heavily or intermediately us...
Top 21 Wiley Interscience core journals <ul><li>Journal of Applied Polymer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer  </li></ul><ul...
Macromolecular Symposia International  Symposium  on  Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use ,  26 - 27   November ...
Ranks of  Macromolecular Symposia  in each university when 30% of journal titles removed from the consortial journal list ...
Conclusion <ul><li>Removing 30% of journal titles from the tail makes almost no effect on consortial core journal list of ...
Yaşar Tonta & Yurdagül Ünal Department of Information Management Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey   { tonta, yurdagul }...
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The Tail Wagging the Dog? The Impact of Removing Infrequently Used Journal Titles on the Stability of the Consortial Core Journals List.

  1. 1. Yaşar Tonta & Yurdagül Ünal Department of Information Management Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey { tonta, yurdagul } @hacettepe.edu.tr The Tail Wagging the Dog? The Impact of Removing Infrequently Used Journal Titles on the Stability of the Consortial Core Journals List International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Research setting and data sources </li></ul><ul><li>Research questions </li></ul><ul><li>Method </li></ul><ul><li>Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Consortial licensing models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FTE-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Orderly retreat” </li></ul><ul><li>MESUR studies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research Setting and Data Sources <ul><li>115 Turkish universities, 2.5M students, 80K faculty </li></ul><ul><li>The Consortium of Anatolian University Libraries (ANKOS) ( www. ankos .gen.tr ) </li></ul><ul><li>The National Academic License of Electronic Resources (EKUAL) </li></ul><ul><li>More than 27M articles downloaded from ScienceDirect (2001-2007), SpringerLink (2004-2007) and Wiley InterScience (2003-2006) e-journal databases by ANKOS members were analyzed </li></ul>International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  5. 5. Research Question s <ul><li>Does incrementally removing the infrequently used journal titles from the tail jeopardize the stability of the core journals list of a consortium of academic libraries ? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this affect the consortium members’ core journal lists? </li></ul><ul><li>Would consortium members be disenfranchised by removing rarely used titles from the tail? </li></ul>International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  6. 6. Method <ul><li>Distributions of downloads to journal titles for ScienceDirect, Springer Link and Wiley Interscience e-journal packages using Bradford curves </li></ul><ul><li>Core journal lists identified for ANKOS consortium and ANKOS member libraries </li></ul><ul><li>5%, 10%, 20% and 30% of journal titles removed from the tails </li></ul><ul><li>Checked to see if ANKOS core journal lists as well as those of member libraries were disenfranchised </li></ul>International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  7. 7. Findings International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  8. 8. Full-text article downloads from e - journal databases International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  9. 9. Full-text downloads from ScienceDirect e-journals (2001-2007) ANKOS 9. Yıllık Toplantısı, 24-26 Nisan 2009, İnönü Üniversitesi, Malatya International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  10. 10. Bradford curves for use of ScienceDirect journals International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  11. 11. Yearly distributions of ScienceDirect journal titles by region International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  12. 12. Common core ScienceDirect journals
  13. 13. Removing 30% from the tail of ScienceDirect journal title s makes almost no effect on heavily or intermediately used titles
  14. 14. Top 30 ScienceDirect core journals <ul><li>Food Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>European J. of Operational Research </li></ul><ul><li>Lancet, The </li></ul><ul><li>J. of Materials Processing Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Food Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Tetrahedron Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Chromatography A </li></ul><ul><li>J.of the Americ.Coll. of Cardiology </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Biochemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Analytica Chimica Acta </li></ul><ul><li>Water Research </li></ul><ul><li>Cement & Concrete Research </li></ul><ul><li>Materials Science & Engineering A </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Math. & Computation </li></ul><ul><li>Tetrahedron </li></ul><ul><li>Polymer </li></ul><ul><li>Biomaterials </li></ul><ul><li>Surface & Coatings Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Fertility & Sterility </li></ul><ul><li>Bioresource Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Annals of Thoracic Surgery, The </li></ul><ul><li>American J. of Cardiology, The </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Hazardous Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Chemosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Conversion & Management </li></ul><ul><li>Aquaculture </li></ul><ul><li>Urology </li></ul><ul><li>International Journal of Production Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Thin Solid Films </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Research </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bradford curves for use of Springer Link and Wiley Interscience journals International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  16. 16. Yearly distributions of SpringerLink and Wiley InterScience journal titles by region International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  17. 17. Removing 30% from the tail of Springer Link journal title s makes almost no effect on heavily or intermediately used titles International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  18. 18. Top 39 Springer Link core journals <ul><li>Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>European Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Nephrology </li></ul><ul><li>World Journal of Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Surgery International </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive Care Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Geology </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Neurology </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetic Plastic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>European Food Research & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>European Journal of Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Endoscopy </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Rheumatology </li></ul><ul><li>Rheumatology International </li></ul><ul><li>The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology </li></ul><ul><li>European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Theoretical & Applied Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Abdominal Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Osteoporosis International </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases of the Colon & Rectum </li></ul><ul><li>Acta Neurochirurgica </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Materials Science </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery Today </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroradiology </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Medical Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Annals of Biomedical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Child's Nervous System </li></ul><ul><li>European Spine Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetologia </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Cardiology </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Skeletal Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrobiologia </li></ul><ul><li>Annals of Hematology </li></ul><ul><li>European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology </li></ul><ul><li>Digestive Diseases & Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases </li></ul>International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  19. 19. Consortial use of Springer Link and Wiley Interscience journal packages International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  20. 20. 8 SL journals affected by removal of tail 8 Springer Link journals dropped from the list were heavily used (red cells) by only a few libraries (ie, in the first region). They were rarely used by the great majority of libraries (pink cells). International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  21. 21. Ranks of 8 SL journals in each university when 30% of journal titles removed from the consortial journal list 33% line, 39 journals 67% line, 147 journals 100% line, 1,593 journals International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  22. 22. Removing 30% from the tail of Wiley Interscience journal title s makes almost no effect on heavily or intermediately used titles International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  23. 23. Top 21 Wiley Interscience core journals <ul><li>Journal of Applied Polymer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>American Journal of Medical Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Polymer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Hepatology </li></ul><ul><li>Arthritis & Rheumatism </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of the Science of Food & Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Research in Science Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle & Nerve </li></ul><ul><li>Science Education </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Biomedical Materials Research </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Prenatal Diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Angewandte Chemie - International Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology & Bioengineering </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Blood & Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>British Journal of Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Management Journal </li></ul><ul><li>International Journal of Energy Research </li></ul><ul><li>Microwave & Optical Technology Letters </li></ul>International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  24. 24. Macromolecular Symposia International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France Macromolecular Symposia was heavily used (red cells) by only two libraries (ie, in the first region). It was rarely used by the great majority of libraries (pink cells).
  25. 25. Ranks of Macromolecular Symposia in each university when 30% of journal titles removed from the consortial journal list 33% line, 21 journals 67% line, 64 journals 100% line, 385 journals International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  26. 26. Conclusion <ul><li>Removing 30% of journal titles from the tail makes almost no effect on consortial core journal list of ANKOS </li></ul><ul><li>Individual ANKOS members can function perfectly well without those titles </li></ul><ul><li>Download requests to a small number of disenfranchised journal titles can be satisfied by other means (i.e., pay-per-view) </li></ul><ul><li>Consortial licensing models should take this into account </li></ul>International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France
  27. 27. Yaşar Tonta & Yurdagül Ünal Department of Information Management Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey { tonta, yurdagul } @hacettepe.edu.tr The Tail Wagging the Dog? The Impact of Removing Infrequently Used Journal Titles on the Stability of the Consortial Core Journals List International Symposium on Academic Online Resources: Assessment and Use , 26 - 27 November 200 9 , Lille, France

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