"Big Deal" Checklist
The decision to enter into a “big deal” arrangement is one that each CRKN member takes after careful and complex cost-benefit analysis conducted at the institutional level. The decision to renew or opt-out of an existing license should be taken with equal care. There are many factors to consider. This document briefly outlines issues that a member might want to consider when conducting an effective cost-benefit analysis at the point of renewal of their participation. In addition, it highlights the roles and responsibilities of the CRKN member and the CRKN office should a member decide to terminate participation in a particular license.
Journal Evaluation Toolkit
The Journal Value Analytics methodology allows institutions to engage in a quantitative review of Big Deal journal packages, and if necessary, identify the key journals within those packages to support research and teaching.