When you need to know whether your library's serials are meeting the needs of your library's users, collection analysis and assessment tools are essential to your success.

Ulrich's Serials Analysis System helps you identify and maintain a quality, relevant serials collection for your patrons, researchers, and faculty. Whether you are moving your collection from print to electronic format, growing your collection to support new programs, or need to make cuts across your collection, you will find the quantitative and qualitative information about serials and their providers that can help you make informed decisions.

CONTEXT FOR INFORMED COLLECTION ASSESSMENT

Ulrich's Serials Analysis System offers a broad context for evaluating serials collections

Get Answers to Essential Collection Questions

Reports you generate help you answer important questions about the serials you have – and don't have – to get a comprehensive view of your collection.

  • How good is what we have?
  • Where do we have subject or format overlap?
  • What core titles are we missing?
  • How can we cut without losing quality?
  • Who offers suitable alternatives?
  • How much do they cost?
  • Where do we begin the process?

Select a Baseline of Measurement

You may easily establish benchmarks for your own collection, your consortium's collection, the offerings of specific providers, or other serials in the Ulrich's knowledgebase. Select the baseline of comparison that best meets your library's assessment needs.

Evaluate Resource Quality

Go beyond the numbers. Detailed bibliographic and provider data from Ulrich's lets you dig deep into individual titles and provider title lists. You will learn about the depth, scope, strengths, and weaknesses of print and electronic serials, full-text databases, and abstracting & indexing sources.

Customized Reporting Options

Save time with easy-to-generate reports that provide in-depth, title-by title analysis of print periodicals, electronic journals, and serials databases. Then download and share your reports to support your collection decisions.