The Relative Value Scale: How Relevant Is a Journal to Your Institution’s Research & Instruction?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/337081
Title:
The Relative Value Scale: How Relevant Is a Journal to Your Institution’s Research & Instruction?
Author:
Dewland, Jason C.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona Libraries
Issue Date:
24-Apr-2012
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Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
Due to significant cuts in the University of Mississippi's library budget, a ranking system was needed to determine the value of a journal to the local research and instruction needs. Major journal rankings products are not a strong resource to measure a journal's value because they exclude many journals and do not account for local research preferences. What was created was a simple algorithm to rank the business journal collection based on varying levels of usage, citations, and pricing. This poster will present an explanation of the algorithm, the resulting rank-order list, and what journals were actually cut.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/337081
Description:
Poster presentation from the Living the Future 8 Conference, April 23-24, 2012, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; journals

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Relative Value Scale: How Relevant Is a Journal to Your Institution’s Research & Instruction?en_US
dc.contributor.authorDewland, Jason C.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona Librariesen_US
dc.date.issued2012-04-24en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractDue to significant cuts in the University of Mississippi's library budget, a ranking system was needed to determine the value of a journal to the local research and instruction needs. Major journal rankings products are not a strong resource to measure a journal's value because they exclude many journals and do not account for local research preferences. What was created was a simple algorithm to rank the business journal collection based on varying levels of usage, citations, and pricing. This poster will present an explanation of the algorithm, the resulting rank-order list, and what journals were actually cut.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/337081en
dc.descriptionPoster presentation from the Living the Future 8 Conference, April 23-24, 2012, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectjournalsen_US
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