Improving Library Collections Through Analysis of Publishing Trends
This book, first published in 1990, examines the relationships between scientists, publishers and journals. It focuses on managing acquisitions budgets, and helps substantiate journals selection/deselection decisions to library users and administrators.
Table of Contents
1. Knowing Success Stories When We See Them, and Realizing We Can Use Them to Our Advantage 2. High Yields on an Expensive Investment in Science Journals: Career Histories of Known Undergraduate Users Ten Years Later 3. The Scientist is Appointed Editor: Adjusting the Journal Collection at Stages in a Client’s Career 4. The Academy Award Without Oscar: What Happens to Your Client’s Journal Use After Election to the National Academy of Sciences and Guaranteed Acceptance into Its Proceedings 5. What Do Shifts in World Science and World Publishing Mean for US Librarians? 6. The Rise of Eurojournals: Their Success Can Be Ours Tony Stankus and Kevin Rosseel 7. How Vulnerable is the European For-Profit Sector Within US Science Journal Collections? 8. Is the Best Japanese Science in Western Journals? Tony Stankus, Kevin Rosseel and William C. Littlefield 9. Asia’s Other Sci-Tech Dragons: The International Publishing Patterns of Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan 10. Greater Familiarity Will Not Breed Contempt: Canadian Scientific Journals as Economically and Professionally Attractive Outlets for US Researchers and the Libraries That Serve Them 11. The Producer of the Article as Its Distributor: The Competitive Status and Prospects of the University Sector of US Science Journal Publishing 12. Technology and Competition are Improving Today’s Science Journal 13. Desktop Publishing and Camera-Ready-Copy Science Journals 14. Competition as a Force in the Evolution of Science Journal Format and Publishing Schedules: A Case Study from Cell Biology