Presentation on theme: "Journals: Subscriptions Substitutions Cancellations Chandra Prabha Research Scientist Carolyn Hank Research Intern* XXV Annual Charleston Conference November."— Presentation transcript:
Journals: Subscriptions Substitutions Cancellations Chandra Prabha Research Scientist Carolyn Hank Research Intern* XXV Annual Charleston Conference November 3, 2005 *Currently TRLN Doctoral Fellow, UNC-Chapel Hill
Presentation Overview Research question ARL Specific objectives Commonly used terms This presentation available online: /prabha/charleston05.ppt /prabha/charleston05.ppt
Presentation Overview Research question ARL Specific objectives Commonly used terms Study design Data collection Findings Forecasting
Research Question When are journal collections in libraries likely to become electronic?
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Established December 29, 1932 Formed to provide avenue for discussing common concerns and to organize coordinated actions 42 Charter Members Sources:
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Scholarly Communication Public Policies Advancing Goals Fostering Exchange Source:
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Scholarly Communication Public Policies Advancing Goals Fostering Exchange Source: 123 Current Members Criteria for membership Source:
Specific Objectives % of active subscriptions characteristics of cancelled subscriptions % of journals received in both p- and e- format % of journals subscribed in print only % of journals subscribed solely in e- format.
Journal Access Frequently Used Terms Journals e-Journals Open Access Journals Publisher Packages Journal Aggregators Full-Text Databases
Journal Management Frequently Used Terms Subscriptions Current or Active Ceased Cancellations
Journal Management Frequently Used Terms Subscriptions Current or Active Ceased Cancellations Format Substitution Duplication Archiving Digital Print
Study Design Journals subscribed by ARL Sampling Unit of analysis Journal status and journal format(s)
ARL Journals OCLC WorldCat Members indicate subscribed journals Example: Princeton University PUL ARL members: Subscribe to 200,000 unique titles Combined holdings – 2,000,000 Excluded non-university ARL members: Public libraries Federal libraries and archives State libraries Research libraries
Sampling Process Journals are coded in the fixed fields of the MARC record. Coding in the fixed fields indicate whether journal is active or has ceased.
Data Collection OPACs Catalog Record ISSN University of Alabama; bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=bbSearch bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=bbSearch Link Tool E.g. SFX Library Staff Via and/or phone
Subscriptions & Cancellations
Make-Up of Collections 2002 & 2004
Format or Status Changes in Subscribed Journals Between 2002 & 2004
Shifts in Subscription of Dual Formats
Changes between 2002 &
Make-Up of Journal Collections in 2008 Between 2002 & 2004: Print only subscriptions decreased by 14% Electronic only subscriptions increased by 16% At this rate of change, in 2008: 53% of subscriptions will be in p-format 84% of subscriptions will be in e-format