Core journals: fact or fiction?

TitleCore journals: fact or fiction?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsButler, BA, Webster, JG
EditorBarr, D
Conference NameIAMSLIC Conference Proceedings
Date Publishedoct
PublisherInternational Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers
Conference LocationFort Pierce, {FL}
Keywords2010-2011 Annual Report, Digital open access, Digital Open Access in 2010-2011 Annual Report
AbstractAs editors of the Marine Science and Technology section for the last three editions of Magazines for Libraries (MFL), we developed lists of journals and annotations to help guide marine sciences acquisitions for all types of libraries. We recommended essential titles at the same time we needed to cancel some of those titles from our own collections. We believe the idea of a "core" collection, particularly for marine science, is no longer a valid concept. Collection development decisions must be made in collaboration with partner libraries and take into consideration the costs and benefits of access versus ownership, use, open-access policies and journal impact.