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The effects of portfolio purchasing on a specialized subject collection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17252061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of portfolio purchasing on a small, highly specialized medical collection at The Ohio State University. METHODOLOGY: In this citation analysis, cited references for articles published by faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine between 2000 and 2004 were collected and analyzed to determine whether The Ohio State University Libraries provided print or electronic access to the publications cited or the publishers of the cited journals, and whether the university purchased a subscription to each journal or received the subscription through a consortium-sponsored portfolio purchasing agreement. RESULTS: Of the 419 journals veterinary faculty cited more than 10 times, only 13 (3.1%) were in Zone 1, and 63 (15.0%) were in Zone 2 of the Bradford distribution, a citation analysis model which demonstrates that a small number of journals account for the bulk of literature utilized in any established field. Of these, only 23 (5.5%) were procured through an OhioLINK or other consortium portfolio purchasing agreement. DISCUSSION/CONCLUSION: The costs of acquiring a publisher's portfolio, even through a consortium, should be balanced with the costs of purchasing content required to provide a balanced collection for all user populations.
Sarah Anne Murphy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1558-9439     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Libr Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-25     Completed Date:  2007-02-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132728     Medline TA:  J Med Libr Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Medicine Library, Ohio State University, 225 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Education, Veterinary / organization & administration
Information Storage and Retrieval / economics*,  utilization
Internet / economics*,  utilization
Libraries, Digital / economics*,  utilization
Libraries, Medical / economics*,  utilization
Periodicals as Topic / economics*,  statistics & numerical data
Schools, Veterinary / economics*,  organization & administration
Subject Headings
Veterinary Medicine

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