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We produce a variety of collection analysis reports which are used for several collection management functions, such as assessment, evaluation, and administration. We have now developed a Collection Review report which includes 100+ journal and package level data elements and dozens of data visualizations, built up from several hundred underlying lists from numerous data sources. Because we bring so many data elements together, we have also developed new metrics for journal package assessment. Some of these metrics could be shared across libraries to better understand package deals. We describe how we’ve used the Collection Review report for biennial collection review and provide examples of how the new metrics informed discussion and led to new questions. We also describe how elements from the Collection Review report and our standard subject-based collection analysis reports were then used to guide follow-up conversations with academic departments.
Lienemann, P., Gustafson-Sundell, N., & Rusch, E. (2019, March). Journal package and subscription analysis: Combining data in new ways to standardize collection review. Presented at Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L), Austin, TX.
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