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ERIC Number: EJ1044234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
What's the Big Deal? Collection Evaluation at the National Level
Jurczyk, Eva; Jacobs, Pamela
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v14 n4 p617-631 Oct 2014
This article discusses a project undertaken to assess the journals in a Big Deal package by applying a weighted value algorithm measuring quality, utility, and value of individual titles. Carried out by a national library consortium in Canada, the project confirmed the value of the Big Deal package while providing a quantitative approach for member libraries to assess their participation and to select key titles if participation becomes financially unsustainable. The article establishes the need to consider multiple proxies for journal value in collection evaluation and encourages collaborative evaluation approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A