In a world where funding is decreasing and demand is increasing, libraries and librarians are looking for ways to provide access to content without submitting their bottom line to costly and sometimes little-used online journal subscriptions.
The ALCTS CCS Electronic Resources Interest Group invites you to attend its panel discussion “Pay-Per-View Options: Is Transactional Access Right For My Institution?” on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m, Chicago Hilton, Continental Ballroom B.
The discussion will center on the experiences of libraries and publishers as they implement and manage transactional access models at their institutions. The panelists will discuss why transactional access was right for their institution, the driving forces behind their decisions, the implementation process, technical implementation and management of the access, and the outcomes of their endeavors. Following the presentations will be a “question and answer” period, as well as an open forum for audience members to share their experience(s) with fellow session participants.
The panel includes:
Pay Per View – Where We Were, Where We Are and Where Are We Going Next?
Beth R. Bernhardt
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Between 2002 and 2003, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) set up several different types of pay-per-view options that provided users with over 3,500 unsubscribed titles. A few years later the library set up access to many of these titles through Consortium Big Deals. This presentation will talk about what options the library experimented with, what is still there, compare its pay-per-view statistics with its big deals and discuss how libraries might use pay-per-view options in the coming years.
Developing a Pay-Per-View Model in a Financially Challenging Budget Year
Nicole Mitchell and Elizabeth Lorbeer
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Anticipated reductions at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, for fiscal year 2009/2010 will result in a content budget of roughly half what it was four years ago. The library went from having packages with almost every commercial and society publisher to just a few packages in 2009. Over 4,500 titles were cancelled for 2009, with only 52 journals being reinstated by user request. In exploring a solution for next fiscal year, the library began to investigate investing twenty percent of its journal budget to subsidized pay-per-view by setting up deposit accounts with the publishers, with a goal to significantly lower user fees for article access.
Fast Food Nation/Google Generation/Financial Down Turn…Meet the Library
Ryan Weir and Ashley Ireland
Murray State University
Murray State University has recently undertaken a project that will be the inaugural step in its transition to both providing optimized digital access and change of the landscape of its journal acquisitions from a model that has been traditionally print to one that is primarily electronic. Alongside this transition, the library also added a just-in-time element to its previous just-in-case-only model. During this presentation, participants will have a window into Murray State’s experience, including: the driving forces behind its decisions, its selection of Science Direct as a vendor, the implementation process, the outcomes, and where the library sees itself headed in the future.
Transactional Access: A Publisher’s Take
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The final presentation will offer the perspective of a major publisher about its experience offering streamlined article access via prepaid tokens. Mark Rothenbuhler from Wiley will discuss the realities and potential benefits of transactional access to journal articles to libraries and publishers, and offer suggestions as to what libraries should be thinking about.