What’s the Big Deal? How Researchers Are Navigating Changes to Journal Access
Oya Y. Rieger and Danielle Cooper Present at ASERL
In a webinar for ASERL on August 19 at 2:00 pm (EDT), Oya Y. Rieger and Danielle Cooper will present their findings on researcher behavior and perceptions on strategic decision-making about Big Deal journal subscriptions. For more information and to register, please follow this link. The abstract is available below.
The dominant mode by which research libraries have provided maximum journal access as broadly and efficiently as possible—subscription bundles or “Big Deals”— is giving way to new approaches. This transition is taking place through a combination of negotiations with vendors, open access activism, business modeling, and user needs assessment, among other factors. To support these processes, Ithaka S+R partnered with 11 academic libraries to understand researcher behavior and perceptions to help inform their ongoing strategic decision-making about Big Deal journal subscriptions. This talk by the project’s lead researchers, Oya Y. Rieger and Danielle Cooper, will highlight key findings from the study and its potential implications for libraries.