Learning from our experiments: the remarkable implications of OhioLINK and HEAL-Link electronic use data collection devepopment
Kohl, David F.
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The combination of new purchasing models for journal literature undertaken by OhioLINK and HEAL-Link with highly accurate tracking of electronic journal use, is providing remarkable new data about patron research and instruction needs. Prior journal use studies were limited to a library's subset of a publisher's titles and restricted by unsatisfactory methods of collecting use data. With the clearer and more accurate picture we now have, a number of collection development issues obviously need to be revisited. Most striking is the now questionable nature of title-by-title selection. The presentation will review the new data in some detail (mostly OhioLINK but some HEAL-Link data) and draw appropriate conclusions for consideration in ongoing collection development." 1 would like to ask a big favor and request 30 minutes for my talk. I know that's longer than you wanted, but it really is important to take that long to adequately present the data. I think you will not be disappointed; there are some really remarkable findings. Hope all is well and am very much looking forward to the conference.