***Starting in January 2013***
Despite a more challenging budget year for library collections, the OHSU Library is able to add 28 new journal subscriptions for 2013. After successful negotiations resulted in price savings from several other products, the library was able to restore some funds to the journal budget. We evaluated 63 journal requests from OHSU faculty, staff, and students and were able to fulfill 77% of the requests. For a full listing of new journals see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/departments/new-journal-subscriptions.cfm
Annually, our Collection Development Committee evaluates all journal requests received from the OHSU community. We consider many factors in adding new journal subscriptions: number of articles authored by an OHSU member; number of cited articles from that journal by an OHSU member; online availability and ease of access; meets a new or expanded program of interest; price; impact factor; number of requests through the library’s interlibrary loan service; and information provided by the journal requestor.
We welcome purchase suggestions for journals, databases and books. Please send information to Emily McElroy, in care of firstname.lastname@example.org or see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/books-journals/purchase.cfm for more information.