The small academic library where I process serials is asking this
question as well. We are pinched for space, and under pressure to
discard underutilized old hard copies of journals. The difficulty in
quantifying and planning to manage value/article or value/character is
that patterns of historical article use vary so widely and
subscription costs are on such an exponential growth trajectory.
Sorry to comiserate more than help...
On 5/21/09, Nate Vack <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> OK, here's one for y'all,
> Anyone know of a source of historical journal value data? I've seen
> the "OMG Article Costs Will Bury Libraries" graph a million times, but
> I've only ever seen spotty data points for cost/article or
> Anyone know if that data exists, and where it might be found?
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