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How to find and use the best
      free resources


                        Chris Lau
                Regional Manager Asia
                              Bowker
                         October 2005
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                        Agenda


   Journal publishing overview
   Where’s the free stuff?
   Routes to content
   Issues of Free content
   Providing Aggregated OA content
   Pulling and Integrating Free content
   Future

                               Data from Ulrich’s – July 2005
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                   Serials Market Analysis


 Academic/Scholarly Journals
     47,944 actively published
     73% English language text
     46% refereed
     36% online
     650+ digitized editions of ceased print titles
     12,982 are U.S. country of publication
     Dominant outlet in STM fields (hard sciences)
     Second to Humanities, Social Sciences
     963 publishers w/10 or more scholarly titles

                                       Data from Ulrich’s – July 2005
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                                Serials Market Analysis


     Primary Publishers – 90,955 actively publishing
Titles per   Total     Number of    Number of    Number of   Number     Number of   Number
Publisher    Active    Publishers   Academic &   Consumer    of Trade   Refereed    of
             Title                  Scholarly    Titles      Titles     Titles      Electronic
             Count                  Titles                                          Titles

1            69,625    69,625       14,069       9,927       6,512      6,101       10,643

2-10         62,860    19,473       13,147       8,575       9,358      4,803       10,014

11-25        19,504    1,249        4,854        3,015       3,673      1,944       3,742

more         43,134    608          15,874       2,720       7,125      9,546       15,996
than 25

Total        195,123   90,955       47,944       24,237      26,668     22,394      40,395

% total                46.61%       24.57%       12.42%      13.67%     11.48%      20.70%
active                 have ≥1
                       Academic
                       /Scholarly
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                                Serials Market Analysis


       Primary Publishers - Top 10 Academic/Scholarly
                                                 Active Title   Academic/ Scholarly
Name                                   Country        Count                  Count
Springer-Verlag Dordrecht                 NLD            568                   501
Elsevier BV                               NLD            519                   475
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.                 GBR            470                   439
Routledge                                 GBR            460                   420
Pergamon                                  GBR            356                   330
Springer-Verlag                           DEU            335                   326
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.            USA            403                   296
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins             USA            292                   259
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte.
  Ltd.                                    SGP            254                   247
Taylor & Francis Ltd                      GBR            240                   228
TOTALS                                                3,897                  3,521
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                         Serials Market Analysis


 Academic Libraries
   Are and will continue to be major purchasers of
    scholarly academic journals
   2003 Median serials expenditures in (120) ARL
    institutions = $5,392,007 (+7.8% over 2002)
   Journal price increases in academic libraries
    average +39% per year1
   Most maintain duplicate holdings of a single title
    (i.e., print as well as electronic)2
                                  1EBSCO   – Five Year Journal Price Increase History (2001-2005)
     2CLIR   Research Report, The Nonsubscription Side of Periodicals, Schonfeld et al. June 2004
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                   Serials Market Analysis


Academic library
serials
expenditures up
over 270% since
1986
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                     Open Access


 Currently only 3% of core Academic journals
  are Open Access
 DOAJ lists 1700 titles
 Ulrichs tracks about 5800 free serials
  including all those in DOAJ
 About 40-50 are added per month
 10-30 are academic/peer reviewed
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              Some key free journal information
                          sources

   Ulrichs
   ADS - NASA Astrophysics Data System
   Bioline - Bioline International
   DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
   Elsevier CellPress (Free) and ScienceDirect Cell
    Press (Free)
   Euclid journals in euclid.other - Project Euclid
    (Cornell)
   Highwire journals in highwire.freeart - Highwire
    Press
   NLM titles in PubMedCentral - National Library of
    Medicine PubMed Central
   Persee
   SORA -- Searchable Ornithological Research
    Archive
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            Other commonly used Sources


   Search Engines – Google, Yahoo etc
   Other library OPACS
   Open Access repositories
   Publisher sites
   Independent listings
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             Problems of broad information
                       sources

   Too broad a range of results
   Extremely time consuming to click and review
   Unreliability of data
   Lack of any quality control
   Lack of any selection process or criteria
   Growth of tools for self publishing journals
    (Blurty)
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                  Solution to source


 Authoritative tracking and aggregation by
  third party
 Clear review and assessment for inclusion
 Order and classify by industry standards
 Provide accurate bibliographic data and URLs
 Monthly customised email alerts to new Open
  Access titles
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Serials Tools that Work for You!



        Search and Discover


       Evaluate, Analyze, Report


      Showcase & Provide Access
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          Ulrich’s is Authoritative Content

 Global coverage from 214 countries
 900 subject areas
 Journals, magazines, newspapers, & more
 Academic/scholarly, peer-reviewed
 Consumer and trade
 Open Access and free publications tracked
  from all sources
 In-depth bibliographic details
 Online availability data, A&I sources
 Title reviews
Records Rich
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  in Detail

   Basic
    Description
   Other Editions
    and Formats
   A&I, Article
    Access
   Publisher and
    Order Info
   Advertising,
    Rights and
    Demographics
   Reviews
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Create Personal Lists


                 From your
                Search Results
                or a full record

                 Select the
                items to “Add
                to List”

                 Password-
                protected or
                public!
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Customize, Print, Email, Download
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              Ulrich’s Alerts - Free!

              Subject-based notification
               of:
                 Newly-added titles
                 Open Access and free titles
                 Title changes
                 Cessations
Version 1.0    E-mailed to your desktop
                monthly
               Archived online
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                                      Future

       Aim – to facilitate easy management and
        access to free content

         Broader tracking and aggregation of content to
          include journals and articles in:

            Institutional Repositories (50% of funded research is stored
             in an open access repository somewhere)
            E-print archives

         Daily or weekly alerts - highly tailored to librarians
          requirement – ie Tell me when a new free refereed
          journal is available in Astro physics’
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        More Information


        Chris Lau
    Regional Manager
         Bowker
Chrislau@bowker-asia.com
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Serials Tools that Work for You!



        Search and Discover


       Evaluate, Analyze, Report


      Showcase & Provide Access

				
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