Big-Deal Serial Purchasing: Tracking the Damage by Walt Crawford

By Walt Crawford

The “Big Deal” gave the impression of a whole lot, a real win-win. yet whereas the large Deal has decreased the speed of serial fee inflation, for lots of libraries the pricing is still unsustainable. approximately half libraries have noticeable tremendous raises in serial spending up to now ten years. the place does your establishment fall at the scale? Drawing from nationwide heart for schooling information (NCES) info, Crawford provides a radical learn, crunching the numbers of a survey of 2,594 educational libraries via eighty three revealing charts and graphs. analyzing info prepared via teams of educational libraries, and damaged down through library measurement, region, and Carnegie category, this factor of Library know-how studies bargains such findings and factors as:
Summary of variety of associations and full-time identical students
Tables plotting key figures from 2002 to 2012
Analysis of traits in spending and acquisitions, with notes on specific cases
Data on how the non-serial spending is hitting the 1,516 small libraries relatively hard
Book-spending developments evaluating liberal arts schools to doctoral learn universities or private and non-private institutions
Suggestions for bettering libraries' place within the serial marketplace

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