|MSU STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PROPOSAL FOR INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES|
|Title||Information Resources for MSU-Wide use||Request Date||2012-11-30|
|Proposed Dates||Start: July 2013||End:|
|This proposal consists of two parts, MSU-Wide membership in HathiTrust and access to BIOSIS Citation Index backfiles. HathiTrust provides access to over 5 million books and over 200,000 journals in wide-ranging subject areas. HathiTrust’s mission “is to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge” and is primarily geared towards academic and research libraries. The BIOSIS Citation Index backfiles comprises the other part of this proposal. This life sciences-focused resource provides access, research, and discovery to 6,000 journal titles back to 1926.|
|Montana State University’s Strategic Plan sets overarching goals for the university and relies on the MSU community to contribute to its success. Describe briefly how your proposal addresses a primary objective from the Strategic Plan. If applicable, a second objective may be included.
This proposal addresses the Montana State University’s Strategic Plan primary Objective D.2: Enhance infrastructure in support of research, discovery and creative activities. By providing immediate access to these information resources, faculty and student researchers aid in their creative activities. Likewise, it contributes to Objective D.3: Expand the scale, breadth and quality of doctoral education by giving doctoral students more resources to inform their research and studies and resources to help in pursuit of grants, publication, and scholarship.
|COST AND REQUIREMENTS|
|Funding Type:||One-Time Only Funding||Base (3-yr Recurring) Funding|
|FY13||FY14||FY15||Base ($)||OTO Startup ($)||FTE;|
|Materials & Supplies|
|Please comment, if necessary, regarding cost and requirements.||
BIOSIS Citation Index is OTO: $26281
HathiTrust Membership is Base: $12591
|Describe the Proposal|
Usage of print/physical information resources at the MSU Library is declining, while demand for and use of electronic resources continues to increase.
|Describe the broader impacts and benefits of this proposal|
Membership in HathiTrust would create a net gain of 5,569,903 book titles and 275,855 journal titles available from any networked computer or device. (from http://www.hathitrust.org/statistics_info). In addition, there is the potential to free up space in the Library for duplicate items contained in HathiTrust, thus providing areas for more dynamic, interactive uses such those found in the current Library Commons.
As soon as funding is approved, membership in HathiTrust and purchase of the BIOSIS Citation Index backfiles can occur. These resources will be seamlessly accessible from MSU computers and off-campus via MSU credentialled-login.
Usage statistics, including number of site-visits, articles accessed and downloaded, time spent on these web sites are all available as a part of the subscriptions/purchases. These statistics are good indicators of relavency for research.
|If assessed objectives are not met in the timeframe outlined what is the plan to sunset this proposal?|
If usage statistics are low after the first and/or second year of usage for HathiTrust, then promotional/educational efforts will be ramped up in all colleges to raise awareness about this resource. If usage is still low at the end of the third year, then membership will be discontinued at the end of the contract year. BIOSIS Citation Index is a OTO cost, so we will have access to this resource regardless of usage. Still, if usage is low, we will work to promote this resource in the life-sciences areas.
|Dean/Director:||Kenning Arlitsch (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Executive/VP:||Martha Potvin (email@example.com)|