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A method out of the madness: OhioLINK's collaborative response to the serials crisis

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Thomas J. Sanville

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Electronic desktop delivery allows far greater information use than was previously possible. Based on the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) experience, improved ease of access has demonstrated the high elasticity in information usage. Demand on EJC services provides proof of the dramatic benefits from expanded access. Patrons have executed over 1.8 million article downloads. On average each Ohio university uses 4 times more titles than they previously held in print, and 52% of downloaded articles were not available in print on each campus. Small and two-year colleges are also beneficiaries through first-time access to scholarly journals. Libraries and consortia should promote expanded journal access by taking advantage of a sustainable purchasing model that maximizes information use.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/14163
How to Cite: Sanville, T.J., 2003. A method out of the madness: OhioLINK's collaborative response to the serials crisis. Serials, 14(2), pp.163–177. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/14163
Published on 14 Nov 2003.
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