The OU Libraries reviewed Wiley journal commitments in 2018. The Wiley review was one of several efforts the Libraries undertook to meet a 3% budget reduction mandate. Reviews such as this also serve to realign journal commitments based on community needs, usage data and content availability. Collectively, publisher-based commitments such as the Libraries' Wiley commitment are known as "Big Deals" and they have driven much of OU and the academic library community's purchasing decisions for over two decades. As of 2018 the University Libraries had not received an increase in its materials budget for nearly a decade, however, and could not continue to sustain these commitments.
The following methodology was used to generate data utilized in the Wiley journals project:
In addition to the ranking described above, the following data points were also considered in developing a proposed maintained title list:
Excel files for Wiley journals in the the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences, utilized by liaison librarians to develop recommendations, are available for download below. A spreadsheet key to assist users in understanding the data in these files is also available for download.
Our thanks to the campus community for the thoughtful feedback provided during this review. Final retention and non-retention decisions are listed in the spreadsheets below.