Criteria and Considerations
We developed a series of conditions for going e-only that needed to be met in any license between Emory and a publisher. Listed below are the four conditions that were requirements:
We also developed conditions for when it was appropriate to keep the journal in a print format: loss of content with the electronic over the print that negatively impacted teaching or research, substantial inhouse use of a print title (or circulation), and an Emory affiliation with the editorial board.
For the last four years our collective focus has been on larger science and social science publishers. We recommend that for MBP11 a focus on smaller science publishers, including society and academic presses.
MBP 2011 Publishers for E-Only
Publishers selected on Dec. 20, 2011. Focus was on life sciences; small society presses in the sciences.
Moving beyond paper 2010
A Systematic Review
Emory librarians completed a systematic review of approximately 480 journals offered by these publishers to determine the appropriate format for these titles (164 titles were from the Woodruff collection; the balance from Health Sciences Center Library). Print copies of these journals will no longer be received beginning January 2011.
July 15, 2012--Review Begins
August 15, 2012--Review Ends
Fall 2012--Faculty Review
ECR has compiled a list that contains all our current print subs, many of which also have e-access/availability. ECR ihas added a field to the existing spreadsheet that indicates if we are receviing both print and e subscriptions. Note that in some cases, e may be available, but we only receive print. The spreadsheet has been divided up by call number range. Please indicate whether you are ok to go e-only on each individual title and whether or not aggregator access rather than an institutional subscription is allowable. Not all these titles will meet MBP criteria for perpetual, archival access or current content (i.e., no embargo). If no 856 PURL is included, you may need to check if an e-version is available. The review of licenses will be performed by David, based upon e-access preferences of individual liaisons.
Revision (7/16/2012): Realizing that a month is quite restrictive for this work (and has some have discovered, is more time consuming than expected), we are asking that liaisons make as much progress as possible by August 15. If a title still needs further review, and you have not had a chance to do the necessary research, please indicate that further review is still necessary in the e-only preference column (Column A). Feel free to include additional notes in column L.