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The Big Deal…A Good Deal! eICOLC October 3-5, 2002 Thessaloniki, David F. Kohl

The Big Deal…A Good Deal!

Jan 01, 2016



The Big Deal…A Good Deal!. David F. Kohl. eICOLC October 3-5, 2002 Thessaloniki, Greece. Libraries have two , not one, problems involving journals. Libraries Have Two Key Problems. They don’t provide particularly good access to the journal literature (even the biggest libraries) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • The Big DealA Good Deal!eICOLCOctober 3-5, 2002Thessaloniki, GreeceDavid F. Kohl

  • Libraries have two, not one, problems involving journals.

  • Libraries Have Two Key ProblemsThey dont provide particularly good access to the journal literature (even the biggest libraries)They are facing a problem getting enough money to support collectionsAsking for more money to buy fewer journals is not a strong or convincing argument

  • Proportion of Journal Literature Originally Available in Ohio Higher Educationc. OhioLINK 2000Ohio StateCincinnatiAverage24.1%38.7%53.2%

  • Libraries Need a Better Funding ArgumentIncreasing faster than the cost of livingFaculty and administrative salariesUtilities (heating, telecommunications, electricity)Tuition, room and boardWhileThe libraries share of the university budget has been decreasingFrom a high of 4% in the 70s to around 2.5% today

  • The Big Deal allows you to address both issuesCheck it out!

  • How Much Greater Access to the Journal LiteratureAcademic PressBefore: 1,140 titles

    After: 9,100 titles

    ElsevierBefore: 3,600 titles

    After: 59,800 titles

  • Significantly More New Titles Available And Usedc. OhioLINK 2000Before:1,253 titlesAfter: 2,501 titles

  • HEAL-Link E-Journal UseYear 2000The HEAL-Link deal with Academic effectively increased access system-wide 6 fold increase in titles availableIn 2000, the Greek academic libraries downloaded 15,459 Articles from Academic Press journals62% were from journals not previously held in that library

  • How Much Cheaper is the Expanded AccessAcademic PressBefore: $964.91 avg. cost per title

    After: $132.97 avg. cost per titleElsevierBefore: $1,944.44 avg. cost per title

    After: $ 128.76 avg. cost per title

  • PlusNegotiated inflation increases are less than imposed inflation increasesTends to run 1-3% less per yearSome European consortia have negotiated inflation increases under 3%

  • The Big Deal Can Provide an Effective Funding ArgumentNational: The Canadians added $50,000,000 to collections purchases via CNLSPState: Ohio has increased new annual money for collections from $0.00 to $9,000,000 in 10 years via OhioLINKLocal: University of Cincinnati has agreed to increase the Libraries collection budget by 8% annually

  • Why Has the Traditional Approach Failed?Third party payment systemFaculty and administration see collections costs as a library problemNon-substituteability of journalsCant replace a high priced chemistry journal with a low cost literature journal

  • Big Deal LimitationsDoesnt work well for individual instituionsLimited moneyLimited increase in marketDoesnt work well for consortia when members can opt in or outUndercuts central negotiatorWorks better to increase access than save moneyPredicated on spending more money but getting more value for money spent

  • The Big Deal is Like DemocracyIts not a great solution, but its the best we have

  • For Further

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