Increasing transparency for e-journal subscriptions and Big Deals. A comprehensive assessment of e-journals in Science, Technology and Medicine (STM)

  • Michelle F. Schaffer Bern University Library, Bern,
  • Isabelle Kirgus
  • Gerhard Bissels

Abstract


The University library of Bern carried out a one-year survey of the frequency of use, cost and cost-per-article-use (CPU) of its e-journals. The collected data allows a comparison of journal bundles and individual subscriptions. The results show that the CPUs for Big Deals are in an acceptable range; however because of their high cost they limit the library’s flexibility to provide user-oriented resources.
Published
2016-04-01
How to Cite
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Schaffer MF, Kirgus I, Bissels G. Increasing transparency for e-journal subscriptions and Big Deals. A comprehensive assessment of e-journals in Science, Technology and Medicine (STM). JEAHIL [Internet]. 1Apr.2016 [cited 16Oct.2019];12(1). Available from: http://ojs.eahil.eu/ojs/index.php/JEAHIL/article/view/96
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