Compter le coût de l'accès

Un articule dans le Library Journal indique qu’un consortium de bibliothèques en Grande-Bretagne (Research Libraries UK) ont créé un outil pour gérer les coûts d’accès à certaines ressources électroniques, vu la pratique de vendre des bouquets de ressources. Selon RLUK:

As budgets become tighter and journal subscription prices increase, it is imperative that libraries look to new metrics to assess value for money. This is especially true in the case of ‘big deals’ – large aggregations of journals from publishers sold as a single package. Some of these packages now cost RLUK members over £1million per year and account for an ever increasing proportion of library budgets. Such deals have proved attractive as they allow libraries to expand the range of titles they provide to users for a relatively small additional fee. But to date RLUK members have lacked a simple way to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of these packages.
At a recent Workshop for members, RLUK unveiled a powerful model that allows members to carefully analyse the value-for-money of publisher packages and to determine whether there would be cost savings to be made from moving back to title-by-title purchasing. The model allows each member to combine pricing information with the usage their community makes of the relevant journals. The library can then alter the combination of title-by-title subscriptions and document delivery options and compare the costs of these combinations to the cost of the big deals.

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 2011-09-13 à 10 h 26 min.