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University Libraries 2018 Annual Report

The University Libraries 2018 Annual Report is now available on CORE Scholar.  Highlights from our report include:

  • State Capital Funds Improvements
  • Online Research Toolkit Workshops
  • Digitizing the Bishop Milton Wright Diaries
  • Conserving the Wright Brothers Bent End Propeller

We hope you will enjoy reading about our accomplishments, challenges, and outstanding staff.

New Wiley Journals Added to OhioLINK EJC

Beginning in 2019, OhioLINK’s contract with Wiley has been expanded to include all of the online journals they publish. The new contract adds 532 journals to the Wiley EJC portfolio, bringing the total number of titles available to 1508; generally, access will extend back to 1997. OhioLINK will retain permanent access to all content published during the term of the contract.

This new contract allowed the University Libraries to realize a small cost savings for 2019 due to lower than anticipated inflation and the cancellation of existing local subscriptions. Controlled inflation will yield additional savings over the term of the contract.

Under the terms of the contract, which runs from 2019 through 2023, any new titles published or acquired by Wiley will automatically be available to OhioLINK users.

A selection of titles added to the OhioLINK portfolio include:

  • Bulletin of Economic Research
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
  • Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • Journal of Competency-Based Education
  • Journal of Public Affairs
  • Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
  • Phycological Research
  • Social Anthropology

The expanded OhioLINK Wiley portfolio also includes titles the Libraries were forced to cancel for budgetary reasons including:

  • British Journal of Radiology
  • Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Journal of Geophysical Research (all sections)
  • Journal of Leukocyte Biology
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C
  • Medical Physics
  • Space Weather

You can find a complete list of new Wiley titles for 2019 here. If you have questions or concerns, contact Karen Wilhoit (karen.wilhoit@wright.edu; 937-775-3039).

What Happens When a Journal Title is Cancelled?

It’s complicated.

The University Libraries’ have finished the journal cancellation process and sent the resulting cancellations to our vendors. Although cancellations are difficult, we appreciate the input that we received from faculty members as we identified titles to cancel. The Libraries cancelled about 285 titles costing over $500,000. Cancellations were spread across disciplines. A complete list of the cancelled titles can be found here.

When the library cancels an online journal subscription, we lose access to new content published after the cancellation. Most of the University Libraries’ subscriptions run on a calendar year, so our access to new content ends on December 31. However, with few exceptions, our licenses guarantee us continued access to content published during the years we had a subscription.

Example:

The Libraries subscribed to the online version of International Journal of Plant Sciences from 2007-2018. Beginning in 2019, we will still have access to content published between 2007 and 2018, but we will not have access to new content from 2019 forward.

Short Backfiles:

It is common for publishers to give libraries complementary access to short backfiles of titles to which they have current online subscriptions. In those cases, when the library cancels subscriptions, it loses access to the short backfiles as well.

Example:

Using International Journal of Plant Sciences again, the publisher gave complementary access to content back to 1998 with the library’s current subscription. After cancellation, the library will retain access to the subscribed years (2007-2018), but will lose access to the years 1998-2006.

Full-Text Content in Aggregator Databases:

Journal content is often available in aggregated databases such as Ebsco’s Academic Search Complete, although new content may be subject to an embargo. While this access is not guaranteed (publishers can stop providing their content or the library could cancel the database subscription), this access can reduce the impact of losing access to short backfiles and allow ongoing access to new content, albeit with a delay.

Example:

International Journal of Plant Sciences has full-text coverage in Academic Search Complete from the year 1993 forward with a 1-year embargo on new content.  Now, post-cancellation, the loss of the short backfile is not an issue and new content will become available with a one-year delay.

Full-Text Content in JSTOR Archives:

Unlike content in aggregator databases, JSTOR is a permanent archive of journal content. It also provides coverage for all of the titles included back to the first volume and issue.

Example:

International Journal of Plant Sciences is included in JSTOR’s Life Sciences Archive Collection. There is a four-year embargo on new content, but content under the current title and the previous titles (Botanical Bulletin and Botanical Gazette) is available back to volume 1 published in 1875 with a four-year embargo.

What’s the Bottom Line?

For International Journal of Plant Sciences, after cancellation we will continue to have access to all content with a one-year embargo on new content.

For current content of this journal and for access to content from all of the journals the Libraries have been forced to cancel, interlibrary loan services will be available. For more information on interlibrary loan, see the Libraries’ website and our earlier blog post.

Have Questions?

Our librarians are available to help you navigate journal access.  Please direct other comments and questions to Karen Wilhoit (karen.wilhoit@wright.edu; 775-3039).

Got it free through Google? Probably not.

Are you able to download the full-text of scholarly journal articles in Google Scholar for free?  If so, chances are that article was paid for by the Wright State University Libraries.

The Libraries participate in Google’s Library Links program that offers article-level linking from Google Scholar to University Libraries’ subscription content.  Users with appropriate WSU credentials  – a WSU IP address or students, faculty and staff who login with their W account – will access the full text of articles using the link: “Full Text – Wright State”.

The University Libraries partner with Google, EBSCO and other vendors to configure and maintain the article level links so that Google recognizes Wright State’s access to content that would otherwise be blocked.  Since Google’s product management team defines scholarly content, not all University Libraries’ subscriptions are included.

How do I use this service?

On campus –  Google Scholar automatically provides full text links to content licensed by the University Libraries.

Off-campus – There are two ways to use this service.

  1. Choose the Google Scholar database from the UL website. You will be prompted to enter your campus username and password before searching Google Scholar, and automatically gain access via the “Full Text – Wright State” links.
  2. Begin your search at https://scholar.google.com and associate your Google Account with Wright State University Libraries in the Google Scholar > Settings > Library Links section. Upon first use, you will be prompted to enter your campus username and password.   Need assistance with this process?  Ask a Librarian can help.

To get the most full-text material with the greatest ease we recommend using the University Libraries website link to get to Google Scholar.

WSU students faculty and staff can set their Google Scholar account to easily import citations into RefWorks, a citation management product provided by the University Libraries.