Basic List of Veterinary Medical Serials, Third Edition: Using a Decision Matrix to Update the Core List of Veterinary Journals (Report)

Basic List of Veterinary Medical Serials, Third Edition: Using a Decision Matrix to Update the Core List of Veterinary Journals (Report)

INTRODUCTION Core lists are often a key resource in library collection development and evaluation. For initial collection building, a core list can provide needed direction in identifying materials for first purchase. In the case of an existing collection, a core list can serve as a benchmark for evaluating a collection or as a guide during a weeding project. As the number of print and electronic serials continues to grow and as collection space diminishes in favor of user space, a core list can be a useful tool in prioritizing collection management decisions. One of the most notable core lists in the health sciences is the “Brandon/Hill Selected List of Print Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library,” often considered a primary collection development tool despite the fact that updates were discontinued in 2003 [1]. Core journal lists in the health sciences cover many disciplines, such as dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy [2-4]. The comparable core journal list for veterinary medicine is the “Basic List of Veterinary Medical Serials.”

Basic List of Veterinary Medical Serials, Third Edition: Using a Decision Matrix to Update the Core List of Veterinary Journals (Report)

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