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Health Sciences Library collection allocation reduced $150,000 for FY17

You probably have already heard about the cut to the MU Libraries Collections planned for the coming year .  Here’s what we know as of now about what it will mean for the Health Sciences Library.

Our collections allocation will be reduced about $150,000 compared to last year – a 20% reduction.

Even after drastically curtailing our book spending , we will still need to cut around $100,000 from the journal subscriptions managed by our library.

Also subject to the 20% cut are the centrally administered journal packages from Elsevier, Wiley, Sage, Oxford and Springer.  It will be some time before the cut lists for those packages are finalized.

But any cuts to journals in  those packages will be in addition to, not in the place of the $100,00 journal cut facing the Health Sciences Library.

The same goes for the electronic resources which are purchased at the 4-campus level via the MERLIN consortium.

We will share more information as it becomes available.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Mehr: Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes (Open Access)

Dr. Mehr: Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes (Open Access)

Dr. David Mehr, M.D., is a William C. Allen Professor in Family Community Medicine and Director of Research at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Mehr was awarded a $4.5 million federal grant to support a new Center for Patient-Centered Research Outcomes at MU. This interdisciplinary study is bringing together experts from across campus to investigate how to help patients and physicians understand which prevention and treatment options are best for each individual, especially patient who are older and/or dealing with complex chronic diseases.Construction is currenlty underway for the Patient-Centered Care Learning Center.

If you would like to read more about Dr. Mehr, click here for his profile.

Dr. Mehr recently published in BMC Geriatrics, an open access journal that publishes original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.

McMaughan, D. K., Mehr, D. et al. (2016). “Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes.” BMC Geriatrics 16(1): 1-9.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Seeking your input on Springer, Sage and Oxford journals

Seeking your input on Springer, Sage and Oxford journals

Faced with the prospect of cutting about 20% of our collections budget and having reviewed the subscriptions from the largest publishers, the campus libraries are beginning a  review our Springer, Sage and Oxford journal subscriptions, which account for close to $700,000/year of the library collection budget.

Based on past usage patterns and an analysis of alternate access to some of these titles, we will be trimming our subscription spending with these publishers by substituting article-based access and interlibrary loan for the  journals that are less used by our campus community, or duplicated elsewhere.

You’ve already “voted” with your usage, but if you wish to offer additional comments on these titles, you will find a list of low use titles in Health & Biological Sciences here.

Or, you can review the entire list of 2,600 titles if you prefer.

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Zalk Library & the FY17 MU Libraries Budget

8 June 2016

Information on the MU Libraries FY17 budget and how these cuts will affect the veterinary collections

Summary: For the MU Libraries, the 5% campus-wide budget cut amounts to $877,000. About 70% of this cut ($627,000) will come from reductions in operational expenditures (e.g., staffing, services, etc.); 30% ($250,000) will be cut from the collections budget.

In addition to the 5% cut, the collections budget faces further and significant shortfalls due to increasing costs of materials, cuts to UM System library funds, and other funding shortages. For FY2017, the MU Libraries collection budget is facing a $1.2 million shortfall. This shortfall represents a nearly 20% cut to library collections.

Subject funds to be cut 20%: As mentioned in Ann Riley and Rabia Gregory’s communication dated May 26, subject-specific funds are facing a 20% reduction. I directly control approximately $50,000 for “veterinary” materials and will need to cut $10,000 from that fund. In order to protect online veterinary journals, I will be cutting low-use print only journals and severely curtailing book purchasing. If you need a book for your research or teaching, please let me know. Your input on book purchasing is extremely useful – I want to make sure I’m purchasing what you need and not what I think you need.

IMPORTANT: Many of the resources you use are included in our journal packages or are included in other science and biomedical subject funds. All of the science librarians will be working closely together to mitigate the impact of the severe collections cut as best we can.

Your additional feedback will be needed: Thanks for your comments on journals in our ScienceDirect and Wiley packages. This feedback is informing our negotiation process with these publishers. Over the summer, we will be soliciting feedback on additional journal titles.

Thank you: This is not an easy or pleasant task. If you have any questions or want additional detail, please contact me.

More information on the Libraries collections budget can be found at: http://library.missouri.edu/collectionsreviewupdate/

Kate Anderson
Head, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library

Update on Collections Cuts

Thank you for your input in the review of some of our low usage journals this spring.

  • 992 people participated in the review.
  • 352 of those users were from Health Sciences disciplines.
  • We received feedback on all 600+ journals on the list, and this information will be very useful to have in the upcoming journal package  negotiations.
  • You can view the responses here.

It will be some time before we know how much this review will help to address what now appears will be a $1,200,000 shortfall in the collections budget.

Since this shortfall represents 20% of the collection budget for the campus libraries, we have been asked  to prepare for a 20% cut across all of our collections.

That will amount to around $77,000 for the Health Sciences Library. 

Sadly, most of this will have to come from our journal subscriptions, since we had already pared back our book spending in 2011 when we started purchasing books only on demand.

We will do our best to minimize the impact of these cuts, but they will be painful because they are so deep. In many cases, we will have to settle for access rather than ownership of needed material – hardly a sound or sustainable strategy for building or maintaining a research library collection.

 

home Budget, Resources and Services FY17 Collections Budget Cuts — May Update

FY17 Collections Budget Cuts — May Update

To meet our expected collection expenditures without cuts in FY17, the MU Libraries collections budget would need to be $7.2 million. Our expected revenue (or budget for collections) will be approximately $6 million. To accommodate the shortfall, we will need to reduce our expenditures by 1.2 million or approximately 17% in FY17.

Please see our FY17 Collections Budget page for a full overview of where we are in this collection reduction process.

Recent communications to Department/Program Chairs:

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Brogan: A critical analysis of the review on antimicrobial resistance report and the infectious disease financing facility (Open Access)

Dr. Brogan: A critical analysis of the review on antimicrobial resistance report and the infectious disease financing facility (Open Access)

Dr. David Brogan MD, MSc is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the School of Medicine. He won the Brian Abel Smith Prize for Health Policy Dissertation at the London School of Economics, a resident research grant from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, as well as a recent KL2 Mentored Career Development Award.  He has also co-authored multiple publications with the London School of Economics on a range of health policy topics, particularly focusing on the utilization of financial call options to stimulate neglected research. This is an ongoing collaboration with the London School of Economics and the Missouri Orthopedic Institute.

For more information on Dr. Brogan’s research interests and publications, click here.

Dr. Brogan recently published in Globalization and Health, transdisciplinary journal that situates public health and wellbeing within the dynamic forces of global development.

Brogan, D. M., & Mossialos, E. (2016). A critical analysis of the review on antimicrobial resistance report and the infectious disease financing facility. Global Health, 12, 8. doi:10.1186/s12992-016-0147-y

Here are some of Dr. Brogan’s thoughts on Open Access:

Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access journal?

  • I’m quite pleased with the idea that open access journals enhance the abilities of all interested parties to learn more about a topic and greatly enhance the exchange of ideas across may disciplines.

Would you publish in an Open Access journal again?  If so, why?

  • Yes, absolutely, it was a great experience and I would welcome the opportunity to do so again.
home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Asombang: Esophageal squamous cell cancer in a highly endemic region (Open Access)

Dr. Asombang: Esophageal squamous cell cancer in a highly endemic region (Open Access)

This week’s open access blog post features Dr. Akwi Asombang. Dr. Asombang is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the School of Medicine. Her research and clinical interests include gastroenterology, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and global health, specifically raising awareness and improving GI knowledge and patient care in resource limited settings.

Dr. Asombang recently published in World Journal of Gastroenterology, a weekly peer reviewed open access medical journal that covers reserach in gastroenterology.

Asombang, A. W., Kayamba, V., Lisulo, M. M., Trinkaus, K., Mudenda, V., Sinkala, E., . . . Kelly, P. (2016). Esophageal squamous cell cancer in a highly endemic region. World J Gastroenterol, 22(9), 2811-2817. doi:10.3748/wjg.v22.i9.2811

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Dr. Booth: Rapid Alterations in Perirenal Adipose Tissue Transcriptomic Networks with Cessation of Voluntary Running (Open Access)

Dr. Booth: Rapid Alterations in Perirenal Adipose Tissue Transcriptomic Networks with Cessation of Voluntary Running (Open Access)

Dr. Frank W. Booth, PhD. is a Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, the department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, and is a Research Investigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. His research interests currently include elucidating mechanisms underlying the decreases in physical activity and gaining a better understanding of why cardiorespiratory fitness, or VO2max declines as an organism ages. Dr. Booth has published over 220 publications and has numerous national and international honor awards from exercise biology organizations. To learn more about Dr. Booth, click here.

Dr. Booth published, along with several University of Missouri doctoral students, in Public Library of Science (PLoS One), an open access journal for science and medicine.

Ruegsegger GN, Company JM, Toedebusch RG, Roberts CK, Roberts MD, Booth FW. (2015) Rapid Alterations in Perirenal Adipose Tissue Transcriptomic Networks with Cessation of Voluntary Running. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145229. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145229

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Friday Workshop, April 8

It may not always be apparent why effective data management practices are so important. This presentation will expose problems a researcher may encounter when research data is poorly managed, including examples of actual situations when poor data management led to serious problems with data loss, research integrity, and worse. It will also provide tips on how data management could have been done differently to encourage a more positive outcome.

Christopher Eaker, Assistant Professor & Data Curation Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries.

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)