For a discussion of the Libraries' budgets from 1990-2000, go to the Statistical Profile.
- This year, the JMU Libraries faced another steady-state budget for materials. The book budget and the number of books purchased declined slightly. Periodicals expenditures also declined as a result of the journal review. VIVA funding of major online databases freed library funds to purchase other online resources. Subscription expenditures for electronic resources increased by over 25 percent from the previous year, an indication of shifting priorities in collections. The number of electronic titles in the collection increased from 28 CD-ROMs in 1994 to 9,000 titles in 2000 (this includes individual Chadwyck-Healey poetry and drama titles and online government documents), an increase by a factor of over 330.
Total number of print titles purchased this year was 10,601, about 100 fewer than the previous year.
- Expenditures for print journal subscriptions dropped from $636,751 in 1998-99 to $548,437 this year, an immediate result of cancellations in the Journal Review.
- Journal Review: over 100 high-cost, low-use journals were cancelled for a savings of over $140,000. Science titles accounted for nearly half of all titles cancelled, but about 80% of the dollar value of the cancelled subscriptions. Savings will be used to cover journal inflation, purchase about 60 new titles, subscribe to ISI's Web of Science database, and fund document delivery. The chart below contrasts print and electronic subscription expenditures for the past five years:
- VIVA added five Ovid abstracting and indexing databases:
- Sociological Abstracts
VIVA added ten electronic journals from Highwire:
- Academic Psychiatry
American Journal of Psychiatry
Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Journal of Cell Biology
Journal of General Physiology
- Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
- Molecular Biology of the Cell
The number of online databases purchased with Library funds also grew, with access added to:
- ATLA Religion (upgrade from CD-ROM)
Biological Abstracts Online
Chemical Abstracts (through STN Easy)
- HAPI (upgrade from locally loaded database)
- Reference USA (upgrade from American Business Disk CD-ROM)
Added access to over 400 electronic journals, bringing the total of e-journals in the collection to over 800.
Maintained the approval plan for a fourth year at around $109,000, or a little over 25 percent of the monograph budget.
Began utilizing a new, lower cost binding technique for paperbacks that provides sturdy, more colorful bindings and retain cover information.
Developed a searchable periodicals database using Perl scripts to combine database vendor files and LEO records to improve user access to journals.
Added 8,131 bibliographic records from the Chadwyck-Healey poetry and drama electronic databases to LEO.
Doubled the amount of video and DVD orders over the previous year (from 190 to 409).
Over 90 Internet resource sites were cataloged using OCLC CORC.
Preservation efforts continued, including a large preventive conservation project in the Reference collection.
The Music Library identified around 1,000 musical scores in need of preservation and completed work on over 95 percent of the project.
Special Collections digitized over 300 JMU historical photos, added three manuscript collections and expanded on a fourth.
Special Collections received an extensive collection of Board of Visitors' minutes, reports and faculty minutes from the University President's office; these materials provide documentation of JMU's early and continuing administrative history.
- Government Documents embarked on an extensive weeding program of outdated Virginia documents.