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Publication date: 5 January 2015

Kelly Marie Blanchat

This case study aims to demonstrate how proactive use of KBART guidelines can assist librarians in the analysis and restoration of journal titles with post-cancellation…

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Purpose

This case study aims to demonstrate how proactive use of KBART guidelines can assist librarians in the analysis and restoration of journal titles with post-cancellation perpetual access.

Design/methodology/approach

After experiencing a 25-per cent decrease in the collection budget, the Queens College Libraries (QCL) faced losing electronic journal content with cancellations to Big Deal licensing agreements. By using tools such as Serials Solutions, Ex Libris SFX and Microsoft Excel, the library was able to optimize KBART guidelines to analyze and restore journal titles under perpetual access licensing clauses. The implemented workflow mirrored the process to create “Big Deal” renewal spreadsheets at Springer Science + Business Media.

Findings

By using KBART guidelines to manipulate and analyze data, the library was efficiently able to identify journal titles for perpetual access. Because the resulting data were formatted within KBART guidelines, it could then be transferred to a knowledge base for enhanced content discovery.

Practical implications

While there are numerous variations on perpetual access rights across hundreds of vendors, the workflow developed at QCL can be replicated, or altered on a case-by-case basis. By highlighting the work necessary to implement perpetual access clauses, this article makes a case for both standardizing licensing clauses as well as increased vendor adoption of KBART guidelines.

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This case study examines the workflow of an Electronic Resources librarian with vendor experience, the overlap of concerns between librarians and vendors, and the ways in which to analyze journal holdings without an automated system.

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Collection Building, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 28 October 2013

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 30 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 19 October 2010

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 27 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 27 May 2014

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 6 April 2010

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 27 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 7 March 2008

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 25 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 26 October 2012

Philip Gust

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the benefits of integrating a digital preservation system into the library as a way to ensure uninterrupted access to e‐journals…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the benefits of integrating a digital preservation system into the library as a way to ensure uninterrupted access to e‐journals and e‐books.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper introduces the concept of a digital preservation system, and shows how it can made to benefit end‐users through a simple integration with the online pubic access catalogue (OPAC), to ensure continuous access to a library's e‐journals and e‐books.

Findings

A digital preservation system ensures that libraries continue to have access to on‐line assets once a subscription is cancelled or the publisher discontinues access. It extends the traditional library model of print journals and books on the shelf to encompass digital media. Providing end‐user access to preserved content can be simplified by integrating the online public access catalogue (OPAC) with the digital preservation system through a link resolver. End‐users can access the preserved content using an interface they already know, and the integration guards against publisher outages to provide continuous access to the library's digital collection.

Practical implications

The techniques shown in this paper can be extended to integrating digital preservation systems with other library systems.

Originality/value

This paper illustrates a simple way for the library to ensure that end‐users have un‐interrupted access to digital assets, even if it is necessary to cancel a subscription or there is a temporary disruption in service from the publisher.

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Publication date: 2 August 2013

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 30 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 13 November 2017

Lorraine Estelle

Librarians need to measure returns on the investments that they make, and for digital content, the COUNTER Code of Practice for usage statistics is an important metric…

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Purpose

Librarians need to measure returns on the investments that they make, and for digital content, the COUNTER Code of Practice for usage statistics is an important metric. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

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This paper is a viewpoint.

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Release 5 of the Code of Practice has been developed to make it easier for publishers to be compliant. It can be adapted and extended as digital publishing changes over the years.

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Release 5 consists of four master reports, a reduced number of metrics and additional attributes. These will enable librarians to roll up or drill down through reports with ease, eliminating the need for the kinds of special-purpose reports required previously.

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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