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Leveraging the growth of open access in library collection decision making

Antelman, Kristin (2017) Leveraging the growth of open access in library collection decision making. In: At the helm: leading transformation. Association of College and Research Libraries , pp. 411-422.

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A primary goal for collection management is assessing the relative value of continuing information resources. A variety of new environmental factors and data are pertinent to relative value. One of the emerging metrics is the degree to which the articles within a subscription journal are also available open access (OA). That OA level directly affects the value of a journal subscription. This paper outlines a theoretical model for accounting for open access in decision making by proposing an Open Access-adjusted Cost per Download metric. Refinements to the metric are also discussed, as well as how it can be applied, and the broader scholarly communication implications of leveraging open access in library decision making.

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