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Technology Fee Project Proposals

Proposal Approval Progress
Date Action Submitted By Comments
0000-00-00 00:00:00 Marked proposal as awarded lpham@fau.edu Awarded Spring 2013
2013-02-27 22:12:30 Approved by Approver 1 miller@fau.edu

approved.

2013-02-27 22:13:27 Approved by Approver 2 miller@fau.edu

approved.

This proposal has been approved by all approvers for submission to the Technology Fee Oversight Committee and will now be forwarded to the committee.


1. Date Submitted: 02/27/13 21:50
2. Project Name: Sage Deep Backfile Collection
3. Project Contact Information:
Name:
Rita Pellen
Email:
pellen@fau.edu
Department:
FAU Libraries Administration
Telephone Number:
7-3781
4. Project Narrative: (Must be tied into what educational benefits will be received by the students, faculty; what goals are going to be achieved etc.)
 

The FAU Libraries are requesting $135,000 to purchase the 2012 Sage Deep Backfile Collection, consisting of access to 440 Sage journals, from volume issue 1 through the last issue of 1998. Because Sage Publishing has existing agreements with all the State University Libraries in Florida for the current content package, Sage Premier Journals, and because four of those libraries have also purchased the Backfile, Sage is extending a substantial discount to FAU. FAU has an opportunity to purchase the Sage Deep Backfile Collection at a deeply reduced cost of $125,800. The total list price of these journals is $639,451, and includes 494,299 articles. 

The FAU Libraries currently subscribe to Sage Premier, which provides access and perpetual rights to all current Sage journals, from 1999 to present. These journals are well used; over 81,623 articles were accessed by FAU in 2011. When FAU had access to the archives of 153 Sage journals, an average of 4,850 articles were accessed per year. This online access was lost in 2010 when the publisher transitioned to a purchase-only model for archival content.  With the purchase of the Sage Deep Backfile Collection, FAU would gain complete access and perpetual rights to all of the journal content that Sage provides.

Sage Publications, Inc. is a respected academic publisher with strong content in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine. Sage journals, books, and electronic media are used by scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students. The Sage journal portfolio includes 431highly cited journals, according to the 2011 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.

The Sage Deep Backfile Collection is delivered online and is available 24/7. It would be accessible to all students, whether on campus or through remote access via EZproxy. The journals and articles in the Sage Deep Backfile Collection will be easy to discover through the library catalog, SearchWiSE, A to Z journal list and librarian-created research guides. Patrons will also discover this content through subject databases, and internet search sites such as Google and Google Scholar, and other popular library databases such as ProQuest, EBSCOhost, and Web of Science. The articles are in PDF format and are easily printed, e-mailed, and downloaded to read on a cell phone, laptop, or any computer.

Target student population to be served by the project

 

The collection is of potential benefit to the entire FAU community, including the current 29,313 students and 791 instructional faculty. Because FAU will gain perpetual rights to the journals, the backfiles will meet the study, instructional, and research needs of the FAU community into the future. The content aligns with FAU’s course offerings and should be of interest and benefit to programs that reach over 29,313 students with special emphasis in the broad disciplines of Health Professions, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, and Public Administration. Having this content available online will especially benefit the over 8,584 students enrolled in e-learning courses, with a total of 16,954 course enrollments.

The table below lists FAU’s programs that will most benefit from the Sage Deep Backfile collection, and the number of titles that will benefit each group.

Program Area

Titles/Area

All Students

Business, Management, Marketing

42

8,627

Communication, Journalism, Literature, Linguistics

25

2107

Criminal Justice

19

1,489

Education

46

4,715

History

7

326

Philosophy

15

69

Political Science

30

665

Psychology

45

1,818

Public Administration &Social Work

13

1,240

Sociology

52

394

STM (Science, Technical, Medical) - Biological & Medical Science, Engineering, Health Professions)

110

8,621

Urban & Regional  Planning

19

219

 

Benefit to Student Learning

 

Sage is recognized as a leading academic publisher, producing scholarly journals that are relevant and appropriate to university student course work and faculty research. With especially strong holdings in Health, Social Sciences, Education, Public Administration, Psychology, Business, and Engineering, the backfile should be especially useful to some of FAU’s largest program areas. The content will directly support student learning by providing material for course papers, projects, and study.

Project Sustainability

 

The requested funds will cover the entire cost of the Sage Deep Backfile Collection. While the collection is comprehensive for the current title offerings by Sage, it does have potential for growth. The FAU Libraries will negotiate with Sage as needed to keep the collection updated and to provide archival access to any acquired journals. While the price for any future journals is not known, the anticipated overall cost of added journals will be minimal compared to the current collection. The Libraries will measure the success of the Sage Deep Backfile Collection through usage data and surveys. The Libraries will monitor usage through COUNTER standard reports that track which titles are used, and the number of articles downloaded.

 

There is an annual access fee of $700 which will be covered from the existing library materials budget. The access fee is necessary each year to maintain access to the collection.

5. How is this project aligned with the Strategic Plan? Please site specific goals and strategies.
 

This project supports Goal 1, providing students and researchers with access to hundreds of thousands of journal articles in full text online, to which they would not otherwise have had access.  It also supports Goal 3, uilding world class academic programs and research capacity, by greatly expanding the pool of scholarly resources available to students and faculty. 

6. Please complete the project cost spreadsheet below. Also, please describe briefly the elements that will be included as noted below:
  a) Any hardware requirements (which should comply with standards established by the IRM Standards)
 

0

  b) Any software requirements (which should comply with standards established by the IRM Standards)
 

0

  c) Any personnel costs - OPS and other time-limited appointments.
 

0

  d) Other:
 

2012 Sage Deep Backfile Collection: $135,000.00

 (This is a database that will be available to all FAU users online.)

7. Provide the proposed timeline fro the project and project end dates:
 

Can be made accessible to all FAU users as soon as funds are available.  The annual access fee of $700 will be covered by the existing library materials budget.

8. What is the plan for sustainability of the project beyond the initial project period (if applicable):
 

This is a one-time purchase of the entire backfile, offering permanent electronic access, so no additional funds are needed beyond the small annual access fee which the library can cover. 

9. Provide any resource matching which might be provided by organizations with appropriate commitment authority documentation:
 

Library will pay ongoing annual access fee (initially $700/year)

10. Indicate which organization will implement the project (to help determine any additional costs and resource restraints):
 

FAU Libraries Electronic Resources Dept.

Approval for Submitting to the Committee   miller@fau.edu miller@fau.edu
  William miller William Miller

Technology Fee Resource Spreadsheet

Category
FY 10-11
FY 11-12
FY 12-13
Totals
Hardware
One-Time
$
$
$
$
Recurring
$
$
$
$
Software
One-Time
$
$
$
$
Recurring
$
$
$
$
Personnel
Salary
$
$
$
$
Benefits
$
$
$
$
Other
One-Time
$
$
$
$
Recurring
$
$
$
$
Totals
$
$
$
$


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