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Results of the 2003/04 ELN Ranking Survey
The 2003 Ranking Survey results are now available. In this survey, a delegate from each ELN partner library was asked to identify up to three titles, in ranked preference, considered to be suitable candidates for an ELN consortium license.
As returned in the survey results, the three highest priority titles are:
- Serials Solutions
- Sport Discus
- Amico Image Database
ELN will obtain additional information and where applicable, coordinate trials for the above titles (see next section). Additional titles that may be considered (schedule permitting) include Criminal Justice Abstracts and Criminal Justice Periodical Index.
Discussion and next steps
ELN's proposed actions with respect to the three high-priority titles are described in the table below.
While providing a good snap-shot of preferences among its partner libraries, the survey results present ELN with several issues to clarify, namely which of the specific applications within the (now diversified) Serials Solution line of products is of most interest. Clarification on this will be the first step and will inform other actions to be taken on this product.
The ranking of two criminal databases, Criminal Justice Abstracts (CJA) and Criminal Justice Periodical Index (CJPI), suggests a substantial level of interest in the licensing of a resource in this subject area. Staff time allowing, ELN will determine the feasibility of trialing one of these products, starting with an investigation of which of the two has the greatest ELN partner library support.
|title||comments, proposed activities and dates|
|Serials Solution|| Highest ranking on survey with an aggregate score of 17 (5 high votes).
Serials Solution offers a spectrum of several electronic journal management tools and services, including link resolvers, title lists and MARC records.
|Sport Discus|| Second highest aggregate ranking on survey (14), with 3 high votes.
Sport Discus is a comprehensive international database of over 500,000 records covering all aspects of sport and fitness.
|Amico Image Database||
Third highest aggregate ranking on survey (12).
The AMICO Library is a growing collection of digital multimedia documenting of works of art in the collections of AMICO Members. The AMICO Library represents works from ancient to contemporary times.
|Criminal Justice Abstracts and/or Criminal Justice Periodical Index|| CJA ranked fourth with an aggregate score of 9; CJPI ranked 6th with aggregate score of 6.
CJA's coverage include corrections, courts, crime, criminology, juvenile delinquency, offenders, police, sentencing, and victims. Strong in U.S. literature but not limited to any specific country or language.
CJIP's focus in on practical issues in crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, police issues, and courtroom procedures, but also covers highly respected theoretical journals.
Complete information on database trials will be posted to the ELN site and to the ELN Collections List as it comes available.
ELN welcomes feedback and comments from our partner libraries. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact ELN at any time.
Appendix A: Ranked titles, in descending order (highest aggregate scores first)
| SPORT Discus
| AMICO Image Database
| Criminal Justice Abstracts
| Expanded Academic ASAP
| Criminal Justice Periodical Index
| FIS Online
| Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982
| Music Index
| Auto Repair Reference Center
| Mental Measurements Yearbook
| Gale e-books (reference)
| Safari Tech Books Online
| Financial Post Corporate Reports
| Arctic and Antarctic Regions
| World Bank e-Library
| Proquest nursing journals
| Books 24x7 IT Pro Collection
| RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
| Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
| SAGE Social Science Collections: Criminology
| Social Work Abstracts
| Child Abuse, Child Welfare & Adoption
| Alternative Press Index
| Contemporary Women's Issues
| Index to Canadian Legal Literature
| EBSCO A-Z