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Evaluating Collections – EBSS Current Topic. Facilitator: Dana Peterman Librarian for Education, Psychology, and Cognitive Sciences at UC-Irvine December 7, 2011. Logistics. Type any question in Chat whenever you want. If you want to talk via VOIP, indicate by chat, but it can be tricky.

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Evaluating collections ebss current topic

Evaluating Collections – EBSS Current Topic

Facilitator: Dana Peterman

Librarian for Education, Psychology, and Cognitive Sciences at UC-Irvine

December 7, 2011


Logistics
Logistics

  • Type any question in Chat whenever you want.

  • If you want to talk via VOIP, indicate by chat, but it can be tricky.

  • Cheryl and Alex will try to accommodate what goes wrong, but we will try not to stop the presentation if the problem is only happening to a few of you.


What we ll cover
What we’ll cover

  • Tools to use and their strengths and weaknesses

    • Things I’ve tried or tried to try

    • What you have tried


Tools to use serials holdings in databases
Tools to use – serials holdings in databases

  • CUFTS (http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/MaintTool/public/compare)

  • JISC ADAT (Academic Database Assessment Tool)

  • Serial Solutions Overlap Analysis Tool (more for weeding)

  • How many of you have used these? What have you used?


Tools to use serials some metrics
Tools to use – serials – some metrics

  • EBSS Core Psychology Journals (www.corepsychologyjournals.org/Main.aspx)

  • Web of Science/Journal Citation Reports/Scopus/SNIP/SJR

  • Ulrich’s/Magazines for Libraries/LJ, etc.

  • Look for vendors using COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) compliant statistics, such as Ebsco

  • Cabell’s directories.

  • YOUR subject specific favorites? Same old thing?


Tools to use serials what value derived from usage or citation
Tools to use – serialsWhat value derived from usage or citation

  • Impact factors, usage, cost per use, faculty use or contribution

  • Devise your own.

    YOUR Tools?

    How are you weighting your values?


Tools to use monos
Tools to use - Monos

  • WorldCat Analysis tool

    • Choosing peers – who and why

    • Pitfalls

  • ILS and ERMs

    • Usage reports, license info and more

  • Print resources

  • What would you do?


Faculty researcher input
Faculty/Researcher input

  • Quality and quantity according to audience

  • Communication cycles

  • How much you can say

  • Who else is involved – tell us.


The end
The End

Bibliography on ALA Connect

Questions?

Contact: [email protected]

949.824.0607


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