WESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Serials Review Checklist
Serials Review Checklist Date: 03/28/2016
This checklist is intended to guide decisions regarding serial renewal or cancellation. The checklist can be
used for any serial – e.g. journal, database, print, electronic, etc.
Name: Springer E-books
Available through SpringerLink’s IP-enabled eBook gateway libraries
and corporations can offer their patrons online access to the most
worthwhile books instantly from multiple locations, including library,
office, home or wherever they are.
Springer’s eBook Collection uses the portability, searchability, and
unparalleled ease of access of PDF and HTML data formats to make
Description: access for researchers, as convenient as possible. Springer eBook
Collections offer accurate reproductions of high quality Springer print
book publications, together with all the added benefits of an online
environment, including exceptional search capabilities and
The collection is available on the Springerlink and Scholars Portal
interfaces with no DRM and perpetual ownership.
Price (original currency, CDN $201,596.61 CAD in 2015
conversion): $161,518 (USD) quote in 2016
Library Responsibility (e.g.
Centrally funded, Weldon, etc) Centrally funded
In what format is the resource? Is
this the best format?
610,175 chapter downloads* (2015)
Usage data from all sources, eg.
Scholars portal, publishers website, *For whole book downloads, Springer adds the total number of
aggregator websites chapters to the overall usage count (e.g. if a book has 50 chapters
and the book is downloaded, our usage will show 50 chapter
downloads even if the user only accessed one chapter)
Cost per use
Cost per use (3 year average)
Percentage of package use 40%
Overlapping content/title overlap
Comparable content – similar
subject coverage (databases) N/A
User groups [e.g. multi-disciplinary Multi-disciplinary but with emphasis on STEM/specific subjects:
areas] , status
Abstracting Full text e-books
154 Representative Documents: Sharing Collection Data