SwetsWise Selection Support

SwetsWise Selection Support


Use the right data to evaluate your collection

To build a truly valuable collection that provides good return on investment, it’s crucial to be able to accurately evaluate the performance of individual journals, eBooks and any other content in your holdings. But without access to adequate usage statistics, it’s impossible to gauge whether content is performing as well as it should be.

That’s where SwetsWise can help. Our Selection Support service gives you the ability to evaluate your content usage and assess the impact factor and price-per-use of all your electronic holdings, quickly and efficiently. Using this data, you can be confident that you’re making the right decisions about whether content should be renewed or canceled.

Key benefits of SwetsWise Selection Support
  • Determine ROI with price-per-use data on all your electronic content
  • Compare prices against other vendors and similar titles
  • Make better informed content purchasing and collection management decisions

Using SwetsWise Selection Support, you can rest assured that you’re making the right acquisition and purchasing decisions, as you can quickly identify which content gets used the most and which hardly gets used at all. A single clear overview gives you information on usage statistics, subscription details and price information, while intelligent, COUNTER-compliant reporting allows you to analyze electronic resources by package or individual title. Our advanced impact factor analysis tools, powered by Scimago, allow you to determine a title’s effectiveness over three years. This means you have solid data to back up the decisions you make over the future of a particular title in your collection.

If you’d like to gain a unique insight into your own library collection and increase its value, contact us today or download our factsheet or platform list, which you can find in the Information Center.

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No library should be without SwetsWise Selection Support, the world’s most complete evaluation and analysis tool. Selection Support has been thoughtfully designed to help you make the right collection development decisions. With this powerful tool, you can be sure you’re getting maximum value from the content in your collection, and you can be confident that you’re effectively balancing content costs against content usage.

Save time and increase your efficiency

  • Benefit from a pre-populated publication overview with title, price and usage information for all electronic subscriptions managed via SwetsWise
  • Simplifies your workload by utilizing award-winning ScholarlyStats technology to automatically collect your usage statistics 
  • Retain a complete overview of your entire journal collection by uploading additional publications and/or price and usage information 
  • Create packages of publications to reflect your acquisitions of big deals 

Analyze the impact of your collection

  • Gain in depth analysis on the performance and status of every title in your collection
  • Generate and download SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) data reports, developed by Scimago, to measure the visibility and impact of a title.
  • SJR reports use a similar algorithm to the Google PageRank™, eliminating self-citations when excessive and provide extensive coverage of over 18,000 journals, including many non-English language titles

Make better informed collection decisions

  • Utilize a wealth of standardized reports to uncover usage trends within your collection, including low-usage journals and price-per-use 
  • Create a range of tailor made, user specific reports 
  • Generate different types of charts for direct insight into usage and price per use combined with subscription information 
  • Easily compare journals, packages and databases from different publishers to find the inherent value of each publication 

Unique possibilities for Consortia customers

  • Share usage information with your consortium 
  • Create consortium-wide reports for usage information
  • Analyze the usage behavior of the consortium collection by supplier, individual institution or as a whole  

If you want to start gaining valuable insights into your own collection, contact us today or download our SwetsWise Selection Support factsheet from the Information Center.

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After months of research, we found that there was simply no equivalent to the services offered by Swets. SwetsWise Selection Support allows us to make on-demand comparisons of usage statistics, making us a more nimble organization in terms of meeting user needs and making effective use of library dollars.

- Jason Sherman, Systems Librarian/University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma