Bundled Database Subscriptions: Challenges, Opportunities, and Assessment | Academic Article individual record
abstract

© Simona Tabacaru, Carmelita Pickett, Jane Stephens, Ana Ugaz, Diana Ramirez, Daniel Xiao, Jeanne Harrell, and Deva E. Reddy. This case study describes the second part of an experiment using a bundled database subscription model. Texas A&M University (TAMU) Libraries pursued a multiyear agreement with ProQuest to address “administrative churn.” This agreement was known as “ProQuest Comprehensive.” During 2014, the final year of the agreement, the TAMU Libraries considered renewal and assessed support for ProQuest Comprehensive. The company is a well-recognized information provider, but to date there are no studies assessing bundled ProQuest content. This articlewill outline the evaluative criteria developed to assess ProQuest Comprehensive and the steps TAMU Libraries undertook to determine what ProQuest databases to renew, what databases to cancel, and the challenges encountered in the decision-making process.

author list (cited authors)
Tabacaru, S., Pickett, C., Stephens, J., Ugaz, A., Ramirez, D., Xiao, D., Harrell, J., & Reddy, D. E.
publication date
2016
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keywords
  • Proquest
  • Bundled Databases
  • Assessment And Cancellations
  • Database Licensing