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  • Author(s):
    Parker Ladwig, E. Bruce Williams
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    Review of the book Using the Mathematics Literature, edited by Kristine K. Fowler, New York, Marcel Dekker, 2004. 389 pp., US $165, ISBN 0-8247-5035-7.

    The book’s major drawback is its price—42 cents per page vs. 19 cents for Tucker and Anderson. However, it is still an important addition to your library’s collection, a relevant resource for undergraduate and graduate student advisors, and perhaps a gift for the new librarian who will be working with your department.

  • Author(s):
    Parker Ladwig, Andrew Sommese
    Abstract:

    “Supplying accurate CPU [cost-per-serial use] information to faculty and appropriate marketing of the alternate modes of delivery … become the key to achieving an optimal cost-efficient serials collection in an academic library.” (Marisa Scigliano, “Serial Use in a Small Academic Library: Determining Cost-effectiveness,” Serials Review 26 (2000): 43–52.)

    A model is presented for adjusting use statistics using a journal’s ISI Journal Citation Reports cited half-life.The goal is to improve t…