August 4, 2021

New Article/Case Study: “Gathering the Needles: Evaluating the Impact Of Gold Open Access Content with Traditional Subscription Journals

The following article/case study appears in the July 2016 issue of Insights: the UKSG Journal.

Title

Gathering the Needles: evaluating the Impact Of Gold Open Access Content with Traditional Subscription Journals

Authors

Alison Bobal
University of Nebraska Medical Center Library

Jill Emery
Portland St. University Library

Source

Insights: the UKSG Journal
Vol 29, No 2
July 2016

Abstract

Utilizing the Project COUNTER Release 4 JR1-GOA report, two librarians explore these data in comparison to journal package subscriptions represented via the JR1 reports. This paper outlines the methodology and study undertaken at the Portland State University Library and the University of Nebraska Medical Center Library using these reports for the first time. The initial outcomes of the study are provided in various Tables for 2014 and 2015. The intent of the study was to provide both institutions with a baseline from which to do further study. In addition, some ideas are given for how these reports can be used in vendor negotiations going forward.

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