Articles on Demand: Marking "Just in Time" a Reality Through Resource Sharing Services - 2016 ILLiad Conference
IUPUI University Library’s Resource Sharing & Delivery Services is playing an active role in the library’s strategic shift to a “just in time” collection development philosophy. Using ILL data, the library identified low-use journals where the purchase of individual articles was more cost effective than a subscription. The responsibility then fell to the head of Resource Sharing & Delivery Services to develop a service to fulfill faculty requests from these low-use journals after subscriptions were cancelled. In fall 2014, University Library launched the Articles on Demand for science faculty pilot using the unmediated version of Copyright Clearance Center’s “Get It Now,” giving science faculty quick and easy access to selected journals. The service was expanded to include all faculty in fall 2015. This presentation will describe the background and implementation process of the service, challenges encountered, usage statistics and faculty feedback.
- Reasons for offering an Articles on Demand service
- How to plan the implementation of a similar service
- How to identify challenges and potential solutions while implementing a similar service