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Developing an Academic Medical Library Core Journal Collection in the (Almost) Post-Print Era

Title: Developing an Academic Medical Library Core Journal Collection in the (Almost) Post-Print Era: The Florida State University College of Medicine Medical Library Experience.
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Name(s): Shearer, Barbara, author
Nagy, Suzanne, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2003
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine Medical Library is the first academic medical library to be established since the Web's dramatic appearance during the 1990s. A large customer base for electronic medical information resources is both comfortable with and eager to migrate to the electronic format completely, and vendors are designing radical pricing models that make print journal cancellations economically advantageous. In this (almost) post-print environment, the new FSU Medical Library is being created and will continue to evolve. By analyzing print journal subscription lists of eighteen academic medical libraries with similar missions to the community-based FSU College of Medicine and by entering these and selected quality indicators into a Microsoft Access database, a core list was created. This list serves as a selection guide, as a point for discussion with faculty and curriculum leaders when creating budgets, and for financial negotiations in a broader university environment. After journal titles specific to allied health sciences, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, library science, and nursing were eliminated from the list, 4,225 unique journal titles emerged. Based on a ten-point scale including SERHOLD holdings and DOCLINE borrowing activity, a list of 449 core titles is identified. The core list has been saved in spreadsheet format for easy sorting by a number of parameters.
Identifier: FSU_migr_medlib_publications-0002 (IID)
Keywords: curriculum, diffusion of innovation, medical education, Florida, medical libraries, library collection development, program evaluation, publishing, medical schools
Uncontrolled subjects: Curriculum, Diffusion of Innovation, Education, Medical, Florida, Humans, Libraries, Medical, Library Collection Development, Program Evaluation, Publishing, Schools, Medical
Note: Originally published in Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA.
Citation: Shearer, BS & Nagy SP. Developing an academic medical library core journal collection in the (almost) post-print era: the Florida State University College of Medicine Medical Library experience. J Med Libr Assoc. 2003 Jul;91(3):292-302.
Subject(s): Information science
Library science
Medical education
Medical sciences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_medlib_publications-0002
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Maguire Medical Library Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA.
Issue: 3, 91

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Shearer, B., & Nagy, S. (2003). Developing an Academic Medical Library Core Journal Collection in the (Almost) Post-Print Era: The Florida State University College of Medicine Medical Library Experience. Journal Of The Medical Library Association. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_medlib_publications-0002