An Analysis of Consortial Use of Electronic Journals in Turkey: The Case of SpringerLink and Wiley InterScience Databases

Ünal, Yurdagül and Tonta, Yaşar An Analysis of Consortial Use of Electronic Journals in Turkey: The Case of SpringerLink and Wiley InterScience Databases., 2009 . In ELPUB 2009 International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Milan (Italy), 10-12 June 2009. (In Press) [Conference paper]


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Collection development and management is the one of the most important functions of libraries. With the introduction of electronic resources, collection development and collection management policies have become much more complex. This study analyzes about 2.8 million full-text journal articles downloaded from SpringerLink and Wiley InterScience databases within a five‐year period (2003‐2007) by the users of the consortium of Turkish universities(ANKOS). One third of articles used were satisfied by the core journals that constituted some 2.2% and 4.5% of all Springer and Wiley journals, respectively. Distributions of downloaded articles to journals do not conform to the Bradford Law. No correlation was observed between the frequencies of use of core journals and a) their impact factors; and b) total number of citations they received. Findings of this study can be used to shape the consortial collection development and management policies in that frequently sed core journals can be retained while rarely used or never used journals can be excluded from the collection. Moreover, better consortial license agreements can be negotiated with publishers.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: SpringerLink; Wiley InterScience; Bradford Law of Scattering; consortial use of electronic journals; core journal titles
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: prof. yasar tonta
Date deposited: 20 Jun 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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