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Conference or Venue

Kansas Library Association/Mountain Plains Library Association Joint Conference 2018

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Print journals collection development has long been an academic librarian role. However, academic libraries are continuously challenged with cost increases, space problems, and the need for relevant collections to support their universities. As a result, academic library print journal collections have declined and online journals, including open access, have taken their place. PSU’s Axe Library faces the challenge of balancing its print and online journal collections to support the university’s discovery and research needs and stay on budget. To that end, the library began rightsizing its print journals in 2016, but later began rightsizing open access journals after seeing high usage statistics for non-subscription journals and duplication and bad links in its open access databases. Come hear about PSU’s adventure in using data to rightsize open access journals, the goal being a relevant journal collection and services focused on enhancing the discovery and research experience.