The FAU Libraries are requesting $20,600 to purchase two collections of SAGE Journals backfiles:
• 2016 Deep Backfile Upgrades
• 2017 Deep Backfile Upgrades
These journal backfiles provide access to back issues of content from the SAGE Journals collection, what SAGE calls their “Deep Backfile.” They would enhance our current collection of SAGE journals and allow us to complete our online access and reclaim shelf space by removing copies of old print journals.
The FAU Libraries currently subscribe to SAGE Premier, which provides access and perpetual rights to all current SAGE journals, from 1999 to present. (SAGE journals are well used: over 31,000 articles were accessed by FAU students and faculty in the 2016-2017 academic year.) The Backfiles will give us access to volume one, issue one through 1998 of 135 select SAGE journals, including Journal of Cerebral Flow and Metabolism, Applied Spectroscopy, Police Studies, Adult Learning, and Journal of Educational Computing Research.
SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality scholarly content, publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, and spanning a wide range of subject areas.
This table lists FAU’s majors and programs that will most benefit from the SAGE Deep Backfiles, and the number of titles in each area.
Chemistry and Biochemistry-2
Communication and Multimedia Studies-6
Criminology and Criminal Justice-11
Political Science 8
Religious Studies 8
Visual Arts & Art History 2
SAGE journals are delivered online and are available 24/7. If purchased, the content will be accessible to all students whether on or off campus. The articles are in PDF format and can be easily printed, emailed, and downloaded to read on a cell phone, tablet, or computer.
Target Student Population
The Backfiles collections will potentially benefit the entire FAU community, including students and instructional faculty in disciplines from all colleges. Gaining perpetual access rights to the journals means that the Backfiles will meet the research, study, and curricular needs of FAU users into the future.
The Libraries will regularly review these resources’ statistics to monitor usage of these collections.
The requested amount will cover the costs to purchase and license both collections for perpetual access. There is a maximum annual $500 journal hosting fee for all journal content, but FAU is currently at the yearly max, so no additional hosting fees will be applied. All content is available online.