[aserl_coll_assess] Worthwhile reading: "Evaluating Publishers as Partners..." post in Scholarly Kitchen
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:24:55 -0800 (PST)
ASERL Friends:

If you have not seen it, I recommend you peruse a post on today's Scholarly 
Kitchen written by Rachel Caldwell at the University of Tennessee.  It proposes 
a framework for evaluating publishers as partners with libraries and higher 
education - see 

Rachel's concept reminds me of the "Red Light, Green Light" idea posited by 
Roger Schonfeld a few years ago - but Rachel includes much more structure in 
her proposal, and has done some "what-if" scoring of different publishers.  
Rachel was one of the members of a Working Group that ASERL hosted following 
the Red Light/Green Light proposal; it is gratifying to see this new thinking 
emerge as libraries continue to seek new and better ways to evaluate the 
content they purchase in the face of limited resources.

"A Provisional System to Evaluate Journal Publishers Based on Partnership 
Practices and Values Shared with Academic Institutions and Libraries" - Rachel 
Caldwell, May 2020. See https://doi.org/10.3390/publications8030039
"Red Light, Green Light: Aligning the Library to Support Licensing" Roger 
Schonfeld, August 2017.  See https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.304419


John Burger, Executive Director
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