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2003 Collection Development Decisions

  • Journal Subscription Additions and Cancellations for 2003
  • Journal Selection Priorities for 2003
  • Journal Selection Criteria for 2003
  • Results of 2002 ScienceDirect Trial
  • Subscribing to Titles Only Online
  • Did we cancel the wrong title?
  • Merger of Academic/IDEAL and Elsevier/ScienceDirect
  • Journal Subscription Additions and Cancellations for 2003

    For a list of subscription changes for 2003, please go to Journal Additions and Cancellations for 2003.

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    Journal Selection Priorities

    To add any titles in 2003, funds had to be obtained by canceling current subscriptions. Canceling was approached from two angles - canceling low use titles and switching from purchasing both the print and online format to purchasing only the online format.

    The selection priorities developed for 2003 were:

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    Journal Selection Criteria

    A serials decision database has been created to evaluate data from these different sources. If you would like to know more about the selection process used for the OHSU Main Library, please contact Diane Carroll at carroldi@ohsu.edu.
    • ISI citation analysis for OHSU scientists from 1994 to July 2002. All journals containing articles written by OHSU authors or cited by OHSU authors were considered.
    • ISI impact factors were used only within a subject area.
    • Journal interlibrary loan requests and in-house use data.
    • Journal titles recommended by faculty and on the 2002 Library Journal Survey
    • Electronic journal usage data.

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    Journal titles were assigned as high, medium or low use based on the following criteria.

    Selection criteria

    High

    Medium

    Low

    Number of times an OHSU author cited the journal during the last 8 years.

    >31

    11-30

    <11

    Number of times an OHSU author published in the journal during the last 8 years.

    >20

    5-19

    <5

    Number of times the journal was used in library over the last 10 years.

    >100

    51-99

    <50

    Number of times the journal was requested or listed on a survey by OHSU faculty, student or staff.

    2 or more

    1

     

    Number of times the journal was requested through interlibrary loan over the last 2 years.

    >20

    11-20

    <11

    Impact factor.

    >5

    1 to 4.9

    <1

    Full text use estimated for 2 years.

    >500

    51 to 499

    <50

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    Results of ScienceDirect Trial

    The ScienceDirect trial provided access to 1200+ Elsevier titles in 2002 and allowed the Collection Development Committee to evaluate and adjust titles subscriptions. The trial resulted in the:
  • Cancellation of 4 titles
  • Addition of 20 online titles.
  • Print was canceled for about 140 titles which were renewed only in online format.
  • 50 titles were renewed in print and electronic format.
  • An estimated 77,000 articles were downloaded from this collection in 2002. The library already subscribed to 75% of the articles and the addition of 20 titles adds another 7%. Approximately 18% of the articles requested in 2002 will need to be requested on interlibrary loan in 2003.

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    Subscribing to Titles Only Online

    Before a title was considered for purchase in only the online format, several criteria had to be met.

    Titles eligible for purchase in online format only must:

    • Result in substantial savings when print is canceled.
    • Be on a reliable electronic journal platform that provides full-text in PDF format.
    • Have a license that includes archival rights. If a journal was canceled in the future, the library would need perpetual access to the years purchased.
    • Allow interlibrary loans requests to be filled.
    Titles that are not eligible for purchase in online format only, but must also be purchased in print include:
    • Titles that have very high use.
    • Clinical titles on the Brandon-Hill list for medical libraries.
    • Titles without archival rights or that do not allow interlibrary loans in the license.
    About 240 print subscriptions were canceled and will be available only online via Elsevier ScienceDirect and Wiley InterScience. For a list of titles see Journal Subscription Additions and Cancellations for 2003

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    Did we cancel the wrong title?

    This is the first year we have changed from a print and online model to online only for some titles. High use and demand for electronic journals and decreasing visits to the library lead the Collection Development Committee to conclude that the OHSU community will readily accept this change. However, it does not mean that every title canceled in print was appropriate. Some print titles are needed for paper quality, quality of the graphic, etc. The library will consider reinstating titles in print in 2004 with input from the OHSU community.

    Please contact Diane Carroll at carroldi@ohsu.edu if you have any questions or concerns about this change in direction or request the title on the Library Materials Request Form.

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    Merger of Academic/IDEAL and Elsevier/ScienceDirect

    Elsevier purchased Academic Press and Harcourt Health Science Collection in 2001. Most of the electronic journals that were on the IDEAL platform will be on the ScienceDirect platform in 2003, and the IDEAL platform will be discontinued.

    The Ideal collection was a package deal that included electronic access to over 200 titles, regardless of whether the library subscribed to them in print. When Academic Press/IDEAL was purchased by Elsevier, these titles were moved to ScienceDirect where they are available for purchase only on a title-by-title basis.

    As a result of this merger, the Library will lose access to 145 titles in the IDEAL collection and 28 titles in the Harcourt Health Science Collection in 2003. Archival rights to these titles were negotiated so in most cases, discontinued titles will have backfiles from 1996 to 2002 available online. For a list of titles see Journal Subscription Additions and Cancellations for 2003

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