Journal Review Benefits

Journal Review Benefits Beyond the Budget: Dollars and Sense

an ALCTS Program

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 8–10am

Track: Collection Management and Technical Services

Subtrack: Collection Development

When is a comprehensive journal review more than a journal review? When Librarian Subject Liaisons, Technical Service Librarians, and Faculty can come together to right-size a journal collection at a leading urban research university and still manage to keep smiling. This presentation probes the usefulness of a lengthy planning process, the importance of collecting available data, and the unintended consequences (good and bad) that emerged from campus-wide and inter-departmental contact during the review.


  • Paul Beavers, Assessment Officer, Wayne State University
  • Beth Callahan, Assistant Director, Acquisitions, Wayne State University
  • Cindy Krolikowski, Public Services Librarian, Wayne State University
  • Diane Paldan, Serials Librarian, Wayne State University

Sponsored by CMDS and RUSA-CODES