An evidence-based approach to engaging healthcare users in a journal review project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244192
Title:
An evidence-based approach to engaging healthcare users in a journal review project
Authors:
Murphy, Anne
Affiliation:
Tallaght Hospital
Citation:
Murphy, A, An evidence-based approach to engaging healthcare users in a journal review project, Insights, 2012, 25(1) 44-50, doi:10.1629/2048-7754.25.1.44
Publisher:
UKSG
Journal:
Insights
Issue Date:
7-Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244192
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1629/2048-7754.25.1.44
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Due to significant cutbacks in the Irish health service, the Adelaide and Meath Hospital inc. the National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH) Library’s budget was reduced by 25% in 2011, necessitating the cancellation of journals. This paperdescribes a journal review project that adopted an evidence-based approach to evaluate journals for retention or cancellation. A second project aim was to communicate to users that a major reduction to the Library budget was expected and to prepare them for journal cancellations. A decision-making process was designed which used journal metrics and user evaluations. 500 key users were surveyed to rate journals relevant, of whom 36% responded. The process informed the decision making for 80% of titles. Of a potential 286 journals, 73 (25%) were identified for cancellation. It also provided a basis on which to evaluate journals similar in price, impact and coverage which otherwise would have been difficult to differentiate.
Keywords:
User evaluations; Journals; Journal metrics; Cancellations
ISSN:
2048-7754 (Online)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Anneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-17T08:34:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-17T08:34:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-07-
dc.identifier.citationMurphy, A, An evidence-based approach to engaging healthcare users in a journal review project, Insights, 2012, 25(1) 44-50, doi:10.1629/2048-7754.25.1.44en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2048-7754 (Online)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/244192-
dc.descriptionDue to significant cutbacks in the Irish health service, the Adelaide and Meath Hospital inc. the National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH) Library’s budget was reduced by 25% in 2011, necessitating the cancellation of journals. This paperdescribes a journal review project that adopted an evidence-based approach to evaluate journals for retention or cancellation. A second project aim was to communicate to users that a major reduction to the Library budget was expected and to prepare them for journal cancellations. A decision-making process was designed which used journal metrics and user evaluations. 500 key users were surveyed to rate journals relevant, of whom 36% responded. The process informed the decision making for 80% of titles. Of a potential 286 journals, 73 (25%) were identified for cancellation. It also provided a basis on which to evaluate journals similar in price, impact and coverage which otherwise would have been difficult to differentiate.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUKSGen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1629/2048-7754.25.1.44en_GB
dc.subjectUser evaluationsen_GB
dc.subjectJournalsen_GB
dc.subjectJournal metricsen_GB
dc.subjectCancellationsen_GB
dc.titleAn evidence-based approach to engaging healthcare users in a journal review projecten_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTallaght Hospitalen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInsightsen_GB
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