• The Relative Value Scale: How Relevant Is a Journal to Your Institution’s Research & Instruction?

      Dewland, Jason C.; University of Arizona Libraries (2012-04-24)
      Due to significant cuts in the University of Mississippi's library budget, a ranking system was needed to determine the value of a journal to the local research and instruction needs. Major journal rankings products are not a strong resource to measure a journal's value because they exclude many journals and do not account for local research preferences. What was created was a simple algorithm to rank the business journal collection based on varying levels of usage, citations, and pricing. This poster will present an explanation of the algorithm, the resulting rank-order list, and what journals were actually cut.