Using Journal Evaluation as a Gateway to Collaboration
Jones, Mary Ann
Mississippi State University Libraries faced three consecutive years of journal cancellations. We looked at different ways to evaluate the remainder of our journal subscriptions by collaborating with campus constituents. We believed that by assessing the outcomes of our last journal evaluation, we could design and implement an easier and more efficient evaluation mechanism to be used across campus in determining the usefulness of the remaining journal subscription list. This poster describes the 2011 state of journal cancellations, the last journal evaluation completed in 2007, how we used the data gathered in 2007 to make cancellation decisions, and what changes need to be made to the next evaluation to make it more successful in the minds of campus constituents and easier to administer for the library faculty and staff.