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ERIC Number: ED352971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Pages: 73
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Periodical Utilization Study: Saint Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, School of Nursing Library, Youngstown, Ohio.
Ryan, Holly
The Saint Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center School of Nursing Library has a strong collection of nursing and nursing management journals. With the rising subscription costs of periodicals, it was necessary to evaluate the collection of periodicals. This study was done to evaluate the periodicals that the library has in paper form. The study involved in-house use of periodicals only. The number of times a journal was used during a 14-month period was tabulated. Titles were given different rankings based on cost, and on whether they were included in an index to which the nursing library subscribed. After collecting and analyzing the data, the rank system proved unfair in certain instances, with too much emphasis on cost and not enough analysis of circulation; therefore, periodicals were individually studied to determine whether or not to continue subscriptions or to purchase them on microform. Two appendixes contain the journal rankings and a list of journals to continue, consider for purchase on microform, receive as gifts (continue), and discontinue. (Contains 20 references.) (ALF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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