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Author Crawford, Walt.

Title Big-deal serial purchasing : tracking the damage / Walt Crawford.

Publication Info. Chicago, IL : ALA TechSource, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (50 pages) : illustrations.
Series Library technology reports, 0024-2586 ; volume 50, number 4
Library technology reports ; v. 50, no. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Tracking the damage -- Libraries by size -- Libraries by sector and two-year colleges -- Universities and four-year colleges in general -- Specialized institutions -- What can be done?
Summary "Abstract: When serials publishers first offered Big Deals to academic libraries, they seemed to many to be win-win situations. But while Big Deals did appear to lower the rate of serials price inflation, they did not bring it down to manageable levels--and in the process, they limited academic library flexibility. This issue...describes a study that looks at the apparent damage caused by Big Deals over the period from 2002 (when most had been introduced) to 2012, specifically looking at details of acquisitions money for books and other acquisitions by type and size of library. Some possible approaches to improving the situation appear in the final chapter."
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Acquisition of serial publications -- United States -- Costs.
Acquisition of serial publications -- United States -- Cost effectiveness.
Acquisition of serial publications -- United States -- Costs -- Evaluation.
Acquisition of serial publications -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Acquisition of serial publications -- United States -- Decision making.
Serials subscription agencies -- United States -- Evaluation.
Serials subscription agencies -- United States -- Cost control.
Acquisitions (Libraries) -- United States -- Finance.
Library finance -- United States -- Cost control.
Serials librarianship -- United States.
Serial publications.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Crawford, Walt. Big-deal serial purchasing 9780838959268 (OCoLC)883679410
ISBN 9780838959275 electronic bk.
083895927X electronic bk.