The Journal Value Analytics (JVA) tool started as a pilot project in 2012. It aims to provide members with more data to evaluate their institution’s participation in CRKN-licensed journal packages and assess the value of the titles.
The JVA is completed on an annual basis and provides a broad perspective of a member’s collections at the title level. Typically, CRKN provides an analysis of licenses that are up for renewal after that year.
Each member institution who participates in the relevant licenses receives a series of tables and charts for quick review purposes, as well as a spreadsheet with the raw data and formulas allowing each member to further manipulate the data for analysis.
Since 2012, the JVA tool has evolved based largely on feedback from CRKN members. The JVA now features new data fields and additional analysis points, allowing for a more refined analysis in each subsequent year. The tool’s flexible design also allows members to continue to personalize and modify the analysis once the tool is distributed.
As of 2019, some of the key additional features that provide valuable insight for members include: the calculation of estimated costs per title as well as the inclusion and separate identification of open access and paid content data, year of publication data, three years of historical data, and improved subject data.
To learn more about the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.