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Matt Harrington Leslie O’Brien October 18, 2011. Need for a quantitative tool to analyze cost and use data for electronic serials  Databases + E-journals.

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1 Matt Harrington Leslie O’Brien October 18, 2011

2 Need for a quantitative tool to analyze cost and use data for electronic serials  Databases + E-journals 90%  E-journals up 9% from 07/08  Print budget halved in 3 years  2010 online serials usage: 2,106,913

3 4224 Subs (4060 Titles):  70% of e-journal budget (based on 08/09 exp)  50% total e-journal usage (based on 2009 JR1 reports)  18% of total e-journal titles (based on 08/09 ARL stats)  Total Cost/Sub rose 7.45%

4  BUD (the Big Ugly Database)  Labor intensive  Large and unwieldy  Limited functionality  Serials Solutions’ 360 Counter  Left burden of data clean-up to the library  Costly for its purpose  Limited functionality

5 Tables, Queries and Relationships

6  Holdings  Bibliographic Info.  Order Records  Resource Records  Access Providers

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8  Platform/Access Provider  Print ISSN/Online ISSN Concatenation: ISSN-L/ACCS PRVDR CODE

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10 SCode1: Code used to denote current subscriptions

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12 Not just Cost/Use by subscription but also:  Use by ISSN  Use by Platform  Use by Subject  Cost/Title by Subject  Cost/Use by Subject

13 Averages, Medians, and Totals

14 4224 Subscriptions (4060 titles) met the criteria:  Orders were cataloged as e-journal orders  Currently received  Non-consortial  JR1 usage reports were available

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16 Change Total Cost/Sub$551.93$569.46$ % Total Use/Sub % Median Use/Sub % Total Cost/Use$2.57$2.54$ % Average Sub Cost/Use$23.96$19.06$ % Median Sub Cost/Use$4.19$3.98$ %

17 data (5 or more titles per subject, 111 subjects)

18 Packages, Subjects and Titles

19  Titles moved to the JSTOR Platform 2011  Price increased for 2011  Number of titles increased for 2011  Analyzed the 2011 stats for the 2012 renewal  2010 stats were complicated because of the platform change, but JSTOR created the JR1b  2011 stats were gathered for the Jan.-Aug. period

20 The database could already:  Provide Cost, Use and Cost/Use for  Provide LC subjects and impact factors for each title Additional work:  2011 JR1 for January-August (modified calculations)  Query A was limited by platform and 2011 use added  Query was exported to Excel for additional calculations  Summary data (totals, averages and medians by year)  Differences calculated from 2009 to 2011 as percentages

21 Calculations Cost/Use analysis (4060 Titles) Annual Cost/Use analysis (4060 Titles) Chicago study (28-49 Titles) Total Cost3.66%7.45%18.35% Total Use3.04%6.16%12.42% Total Cost/Sub3.66%7.45%-32.37% Total Use/Sub3.04%6.16%-11.95% Total Cost/Use0.62%1.22%-7.49% Median Cost/Use-4.26%-8.35%-19.01%

22 Three of the peaks in the Average Cost/Use include less than 5 titles (HJ, KF, PM) There are an average of 45 titles in each of these subjects with a median of 39

23 Matt Harrington, Leslie O’Brien Virginia Tech


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