Evidence-Based Collection Management: A Discipline-Specific Usage Analysis of PsycBOOKS Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015, Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study examines usage patterns of psychology e-books and equivalent print titles held in Texas A&M University (TAMU) Libraries collections. The authors sought to determine how well PsycBOOKS, a specialized subject-based collection, serves users' needs. Results support evidence-based collection acquisition and management decisions of books in print and electronic formats. Major findings indicate that PsycBOOKS is a critical and cost-effective resource supporting the TAMU user community and that hybrid print and electronic collections should coexist to support a variety of user information needs.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ramirez, D., & Tabacaru, S.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Ramirez, Diana||Tabacaru, Simona

publication date

  • January 2015