Language Arts & Disciplines

Survey of Academic & Research Library Journal Purchasing Practices

Survey of Academic & Research Library Journal Purchasing Practices

Author: Primary Research Group Staff

Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc

ISBN: 9781574401080

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

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). The study presents data about the journals acquisitions and management practices of an international sample of academic and research libraries. The study reports on a broad range of issues, including: spending trends, use of print vs. electronic access, purchases in “bundles”, purchases through consortia, the role of subscription agents, use and plans for use of open access, attitudes towards the pricing practices of a range of major journal publishers, sources of funding for journal purchases and relations with academic and administrative departments of library parent organizations, and the practical management of the journal acquisition process, among other issues. Just a few of the report's many findings are that: • The libraries in the sample acquired a mean of more than 46% of their journal subscriptions in bundles of more then 50 titles.• The libraries in sample canceled a mean of 53 journal titles in the past year.• Mean spending on print edition only subscriptions was $130,721, less than a sixth of total spending.• About a quarter of the libraries in the sample believe that open access has already slowed the increase in journal prices.• 15.56% of the libraries in the sample have paid a publication fee on behalf of an author from their institution.• For 42.22% of the libraries in the sample, all new subscriptions to journals include electronic access.• More than 64% of the libraries in the sample keep track of their various journal subscriptions through use of a commercial software product. • In general, subscription agents seem to enjoy a relatively high level of customer satisfaction. On the issue of timeliness of service, none of the libraries in the sample said that they were highly dissatisfied with their subscription agent and only 2.22% said that they were dissatisfied.• Non-academic research libraries have done more than their academic counterparts to make sure that contracts renew at the same time. Smaller institutions, those with journal budgets of less than $100,000 per year, were less likely to make such efforts than libraries with higher budgets.
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Library Journal

Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000093087140

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Information science

Canadian Library Journal

Canadian Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079405422

Category: Information science

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Children's libraries

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000051878573

Category: Children's libraries

Page: 752

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Libraries

Library Journal

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081489620

Category: Libraries

Page:

View: 600

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Libraries

The Australian Library Journal

The Australian Library Journal

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5168741

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Libraries

The Library Journal

The Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082971303

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Electronic journals

Law Library Journal

Law Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3760089

Category: Electronic journals

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Ghana Library Journal

Ghana Library Journal

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4225205

Category:

Page:

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The British Library Journal

The British Library Journal

Author: British Library

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016128121

Category:

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Australia

La Trobe Library Journal

La Trobe Library Journal

Author: La Trobe Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036732777

Category: Australia

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Libraries

Texas Library Journal

Texas Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4197856

Category: Libraries

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