Ithaka S+R: Reassessing the Big Deal

New from Ithaka S+R

How can libraries balance the needs of their university’s researchers, both as readers and authors, when analyzing the costs and benefits of various agreements with publishers?

In 2020-2021 Ithaka S+R conducted a novel study in partnership with 11 academic libraries to understand the effects of bundled journal package cancellations on researchers. Since then there continue to be important efforts to collect new and different forms of evidence to create a detailed picture of how researcher perceptions and behaviors can be factored into library budgetary decision making around big deals.

For more, read Danielle Cooper's post.