[Eril-l] Serial Cancellation/Renewal process question

Melissa Belvadi mbelvadi at upei.ca
Thu Oct 15 12:25:46 PDT 2015

Another possible consideration is that if something seems suspiciously low
about the usage on a well-known journal, contact the faculty in that area
and ask if they are downloading articles to put in your CMS (Moodle,
Blackboard, whatever) rather than linking to them, and may be artificially
deflating your usage stats.  You can at that time explain that the journal
is being considered for possible cancellation so any information they may
have about why your usage stats may be inaccurate should be brought forward
asap.  Your political mileage may vary, of course.


On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Quagliana, Alisha L <
a.quagliana at austin.utexas.edu> wrote:

> Hi all-
> We are reviewing how we go about asking our subject specialists to review
> and make cancellation/renewal decisions for our continuing
> resources. Currently, we provide each subject specialist (annually) with a
> comprehensive spreadsheet of the continuing resources they manage
> (including title, format, cost), and we ask them to look up usage
> statistics in our ERM’s usage statistics module. We’re interested in
> hearing from folks about how continuing resources are reviewed at their
> libraries.  Here are some questions we are wrestling with to get you
> started:
> What data do you think is essential for this process? Is all the data
> needed compiled beforehand and presented together, or do you ask subject
> specialists to find or compile certain data on their own? Does the final
> say on cancellations happen individually (each subject specialist) or from
> teams or from a small “collections management” group? Do you notify faculty
> of cancellations in advance, and if so how is that done? Do you use some
> type of ranking system when deciding what to renew/cancel, and if so how
> did you implement this? And maybe most important how are you managing this
> (spreadsheets, database, Google)? We are especially interested in
> solutions that have made it easier/faster for subject specialists to
> identify “underperforming” or “less-essential” titles.
> Feel free to contact us off list but I’m sure others on this list would
> interested in the conversation if you would like to share. Thanks in
> advance!
> Thanks-
> Alisha
> ------------------------------
> *Alisha Quagliana*
> Discovery & Access Coordinator
> The University of Texas at Austin  | UT Libraries
> 512.495.4660  |  utexas.edu
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Melissa Belvadi
Collections Librarian
University of Prince Edward Island
mbelvadi at upei.ca 902-566-0581
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