Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Serials Review

Volume

40

Issue

4

First Page

242

Last Page

250

DOI

10.1080/00987913.2014.975650

Abstract

Finding the right balance between ownership of journals and access to the content of nonowned journal articles is a challenge to all research libraries coping with static budgets and increasing subscription costs. The Iowa State University (ISU) Library has implemented an evaluation model utilizing both cost-per-use data and interlibrary loan (ILL) cost figures to determine the overall cost benefit of two Big Deals, ultimately leading to the breakup of both. Interlibrary loan cost thresholds were utilized to subscribe to journals on an individual basis. Funds saved from the breakups were applied to the addition of new subscriptions identified as in high demand by interlibrary loan requests from the Iowa State University community. The use of interlibrary loan cost and use data was an important component in breaking up both Big Deals and adjusting the journal collection to be more in tune with user demand and contributing to a continued drop in demand for ILL service.

Comments

This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Serials Review on October 14, 2014, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2014.975650.

Copyright Owner

Wayne A. Pedersen, Janet Arcand, and Mark Forbis

Language

en

Date Available

2015-08-25

File Format

application/pdf

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