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2006 Collection Development Decisions

  • Journal Subscription Additions and Cancellations for 2006
  • Journal Selection Priorities for 2006
  • Journal Selection Criteria for 2006
  • Subscribing to Titles only in Online format
  • General Information about the OHSU Library Collection 2006

    Journal Selection Priorities

    Approximately $100,000 of the library resources were cancelled to fill the requests for new titles and to meet budget guidelines. Inflation was about 7% this year.

    The selection priorities and achievements for 2006 were:

    1. The OHSU Library joined 16 Orbis Cascade Alliance Library members to create a ScienceDirect consortial agreement. Access to 18 titles including some very expensive chemistry titles, will be available in 2006. These titles are not owned by the library and when this consortial agreement is over in three years, all access will be lost.
      • Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
      • Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
      • Tetrahedron

    2. In 2006, the OHSU Library BioMed Central membership changed from full to supporting membership. OHSU authors will only receive a 15% discount on article-processing charges. Go to BioMed Central author information web page for information on how to get published in these Open Access electronic journals.

    3. Added 79 titles recommended by OHSU faculty, students and staff or identified by analysis of Interlibrary loans requests and articles cited by OHSU authors.

    4. Purchased electronic archives to Elsevier's ScienceDirect Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology journals, General Medicine journal titles and Methods of Enzymology and current subscription to Elsevier's ScienceDirect Life Sciences eBook Collection. Additional archives were purchase for Nature (1987-1996), Nature Research journals and Annual Review titles. Added the current Annual Reviews collection through a consortial agreement with the Greater Western Library Alliance.

    5. Cancelled the print format and subscribed online only for 270 journals from:
      • American Chemical Society (ACS)
      • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
      • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
      • Annual Reviews
      • Blackwell Synergy
      • BMJ Publishing
      • Cell Press
      • Elsevier ScienceDirect
      • IEEE
      • Karger Publishing
      • Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (LWW) on Ovid Platform
      • Oxford University Press
      • PNAS
      • Portland Press
      • Nature Publishing
      • Springer
      • Wiley InterScience
      This brings the total number of current journals subscription that are purchased only in electronic format to 1290 titles or about 60% of all current subscriptions

    6. Cancelled low use titles based on in-house and electronic usage as well as titles with a high cost/use (45 titles).

    7. Cancelled duplicate titles among the OHSU libraries (25 titles).

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    Journal Selection Criteria

    A serials decision database was created to monitor OHSU usage of titles from various sources. Every year, the data is used to identify low, medium and high use journals.

    Low use journals are reviewed for possible cancellation. High use titles that are not current subscriptions are considered for addition to the collection. If you would like to know more about the selection process used for the Main Library, please contact Diane Carroll at carroldi@ohsu.edu.

    Priority 1, 2 and 3 or high, medium or low use for 2006

    Selection criteria

    High (1)

    Medium (2)

    Low (3)

    Number of times an OHSU author cited the journal from 2002 to 5/2005. (Source: ISI Web of Science)

    >40

    10-40

    <10

    Number of times an OHSU author published in the journal from 2002 to 5/2005. (Source: ISI Web of Science)

    >10

    5-10

    <5

    Full text use estimated for one year.

    >250

    40 to 250

    <40

    Number of times the journal was requested through interlibrary loan over the last 12 months.

    >15

    6-14

    <5

    Priority 1, 2 and 3 or high, medium or low use for 2006 for dental or nursing title to which the library already subscribes.

    Selection criteria

    High (1)

    Medium (2)

    Low (3)

    Number of times an OHSU author cited the journal from 2002 to 5/2005. (Source: ISI Web of Science)

    >20

    5-20

    <5

    Number of times an OHSU author published in the journal from 2002 to 5/2005. (Source: ISI Web of Science)

    >5

    3-4

    <3

    Full text use estimated for one year.

    >250

    40 to 250

    <40

    Number of times the journal was requested through interlibrary loan over the last 12 months.

    >15

    6-14

    <5

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    Subscribing to Titles Online Only

    About 270 print titles were cut in favor of electronic even when there was no savings to the collection budget. The savings will be realized in staff time in checking in issues, shelving and binding.

    Titles eligible for purchase in online format only must:

    • 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.
    • Provide usage statistics.
    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 (over 30,000 article downloads in FY 2005).
    • Titles without archival rights or that do not allow interlibrary loans in the license.
    For a list of titles see Journal Subscription Additions and Cancellations for 2006

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    General Information about the OHSU Library Collection 2006

    The OHSU Library collection of journals and monographs is housed in five locations: the Health Science Library on Marquam Hill, which houses current materials; the Old Library and the off-site Storage Center, which houses earlier materials; the Isabel MacDonald Library at the Oregon National Primate Research Center; and the Samuel L. Diack School of Science & Engineering Library at OGI.

    The OHSU Library purchases information resources in a variety of formats to support the educational, clinical, and research needs of faculty, staff and students. Formats purchased include print books and journals (282,214 volumes), electronic books (9,116 books), print and electronic journals (2,143 current subscriptions), and audiovisuals (1,031 titles). The library also subscribes to 118 bibliographic and full-text databases including MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and Web of Science.

    The OHSU Health Science Library subscribes to 1,630 journals. The OHSU West Campus libraries (OGI School of Science & Engineering and Oregon National Primate Research Center) subscribe to 513 journals, for a total of 2,143 journal subscriptions at all locations. The Library subscribes to one full text aggregator collection, EBSCOhost, and provides access to over 6,700 full text journals via the catalog on the library web site. In addition to electronic subscriptions purchased from publishers and societies, the catalog includes titles from aggregated full text databases, collections of back issues, and titles freely available via the Web from BioMed Central, Highwire Press Open Access and NLM's PubMed Central.

    Library staff has negotiated electronic journal licenses with over 100 providers, including ACM, Blackwell Synergy, Elsevierís ScienceDirect, IEEE, JSTOR, Nature Publishing, Ovid Technologies, Springer, and Wiley InterScience. Archival collections that provide access to older volumes have been purchased from the American Chemical Society, JSTOR, Nature, ScienceDirect and Wiley InterScience. The OHSU Library is a BioMed supporting member which grants benefits to OHSU authors who publish in a BioMed Central Open Access journal.

    For more information on the collection, please contact Carrie Willman at willman@ohsu.edu or 503 494-5667.

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    Last Updated on 12/30/2005 by Diane Carroll
    Email: carroldi@ohsu.edu
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