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Article Lending's Impact on Institutional Usage

Wilfong, Krystie A.; Major, Colleen M.

In this poster session we investigated the relationship between RapidILL lending counts and Columbia University’s subscribed journal usage. Using a test case, we examined individually subscribed journals from one publisher and cross referenced those journals with their COUNTER JR1 usage and ILL lending usage over three years (2013-2015). For these journal titles, we investigated what percentage of use is coming from our lending requests and if this relationship changes how we should view our journal cost per use. The goals of this project was to provide a workflow and advice for how to incorporate ILL usage into collection assessment and development. We hope that the outcomes from this project will benefit librarians in making informed decisions with regards to retention of their individually subscribed journal collections.

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Libraries and Information Services
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November 14, 2016

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Poster presented at the 2016 Charleston Library Conference.

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