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July 29, 2003
Revised July 29, 2003
Note: this report has been superceded by the Final
Final Print and Digital Usage Data Released
On March 19, 2003, an announcement went out to the University Librarians,
the CMI Liaisons and Operations Advisory Committee members that the final
usage data for both print and digital journals gathered during the
CMI journal study, conducted between October 1, 2001 and September 30,
2002, was now available on the website.
Since there had been some questions posed regarding the methodology used
to count digital journal use, the announcement clarified the definition
of usage as follows:
When publishers distinguish between abstract and full text use, CMI
staff counted only access to the full text, omitting the use of an abstract
from the statistics. When publishers make no distinction between full
text and abstract use, staff recorded the one figure provided.
Final Compilation of Return Request Surveys
Fifty-six survey forms were returned out of 201 surveys distributed
to users who requested that print journals be returned from storage. Twenty-one
of the respondents stated that their reason for requesting a return of
the print journal was that the digital version of the journal was incomplete.
The second most common reason was that the users preferred to browse through
or read the journal in print form.
User Preference Survey
Beginning in February 2003 a User Preference Survey was conducted throughout
the University of California. The UCSB Social Science Survey Center was
engaged to administer the survey. Twenty thousand invitations were distributed
to faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, staff, and health
professionals from each of the campuses. By mid-April 7,000 responses
had been received. The questions posed and the language used in the survey
instrument were based on the results and analysis of formative interviews
conducted by John Vasi from the UCSB campus with 44 UC faculty on the
Santa Barbara and San Diego campuses. In addition, a pretest was conducted
in December 2002 that resulted in further refinements to the survey language.
The objective of the survey was to learn from users about their usage
of library print and electronic journal collections, their preferences
when choosing to use either the electronic or print form of a journal
and barriers users may have encountered when using electronic journals.
CMI Preliminary Findings from the Journal Use and User Preference Studies
In April 2003, a document entitled, "Preliminary Results from the
Collection Management Initiative Journal Use Study and User Preference
Survey," was shared with University Librarians, the Systemwide Library
and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee, the CMI Steering Committee,
the CMI Research Advisory Committee, the CMI Liaisons and CMI Operations
Advisory Committee members. A copy of this report is available on the
SLASIAC website at http://www.slp.ucop.edu/consultation/slasiac/042903/index.html.
The purpose of the report was to afford UC libraries an opportunity to
review the findings of the research projects and to identify any additional
questions or ideas for analysis that might be appropriate to address in
the final report to the Mellon Foundation.
Research Advisory Committee Meeting, April 23, 2003
The Research Advisory Committee met in Oakland on April 23, 2003. Meeting
Public Web Site Updated
- FAQ's were revised in February 2003
- User Preference Survey FAQ's were added in April 2003
- New graphics illustrating results of the Journal Use Study were added
showing the number of titles and physical volumes in the Study by subject
category and the distribution of control vs. experimental titles at
The CMI team members, Gary Lawrence, Laura Fosbender, Claire Le Donne,
Cecily Johns and Brian Schottlaender met on June 16 and 17th to review
the data collected to date, prepare for summer presentations, discuss
plans for the CMI interim report going to the campuses, and final report
Johns, Cecily, "Collection Management Initiative at the University
of California," at the ALA LAMA Storage Discussion Group, January
26, 2003; and "Collection Management Initiative at the University
of California," at the ALA CMDS Collection Development Librarians
of Academic Libraries Discussion Group, June 21, 2003
Lawrence, Gary, "The University of California's Collection Management
Initiatives: Findings on Use of and Preference for Digital Journals,"
Digital Library Forum, New York, May 15, 2003.
Schottlaender, Brian, 'Update on Collection Management Initiative,"
at the ALA Directors of Technical Services Discussion Group, January
2003, June 20, 2003; and at the ALA Chief Collection Development Officers
of Large Research Libraries, January 24, 2003.
Schottlaender, Brian, "University of California Collection Management
Initiative: A Study of Behavior and Attitudes of People Using Electronic
Journals," 42nd Annual Meeting, Association of Research Libraries,
Lexington, Kentucky, May, 2003.
In addition, presentations were made before SLASIAC, the University
Librarians, and the US History/Women's Studies Bibliographers group.
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