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Thursday, October 3 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cross- Examining the Witness: Journal Mobility in Packages

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Academic libraries have been purchasing e-journals in packages for well over a decade. Part of the appeal of the journal packages is that they expand access to additional titles that may not be targeted acquisitions for the library. But, do these “extra” titles receive sufficient usage over time to support the libraries’ subscription? By using Spearman’s rank order coefficient on usage data for e-journal packages over a five year period, librarians involved with collection development can observe if low-use titles can become highly used, and vice versa, or if e-journal rank tends to stay steady over time.
By understanding the mobility, or lack thereof, of e-journal titles in packages to move from low- to high-use, the library can evaluate the cost-effectiveness a step beyond cost-per-use of the entire package.

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David Arredondo

Collection Services Librarian, University of Nebraska at Kearney
David Arredondo became the Collection Services Librarian at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in fall of 2018. Before that, I was the Acquisitions Manager at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for three years. I have been involved with acquisitions of materials in all formats... Read More →
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Matt McDowall

Information Systems Support Specialist, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Since May, 2018 Matt has been the Systems Support Specialist at the University of Nebraska - Kearney. Prior to that, he worked for the Resource Centers at Central Community College. Matt is currently working toward my MLIS from the University of Missouri's iSchool

Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm

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