Department or Administrative Unit
During a time of stagnating budgets and rising journal costs, Central Washington University’s Brooks Library evaluated and added a popular print magazine collection and worked with faculty to eliminate redundant and low-use resources. The process of identifying the need, researching, evaluating, and gaining student input for popular magazines to be added to a recently opened coffee shop is addressed first. Secondly, the systematic approach the library used to identify journal titles received in multiple formats and low-use/high-cost resources then worked with faculty to change access models to realize a net savings is discussed. Throughout, insights are provided into the processes used to identify titles for possible elimination and the methods used to develop a popular magazine collection.
Evelhoch, Zebulin, "Adding and Slashing Serials" (2016). All Faculty Scholarship for the College of the Sciences. 230.
Charleston Library Conference
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