JRNL--The Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL) is an open source serial analysis tool, which has been optimized for gap analysis of serial runs for participating libraries.
Walker, "JRNL: Journal Retention and Needs Listing--A Software Tool for Managing Print Journal Archives," Collaborative Librarianship 8, no.
JRNL, which was completed in 2013, allows participating libraries to:
Multiple library consortia and their member libraries use JRNL to facilitate communication between library staff about holding commitments and gaps.
The Smathers Libraries at UF developed JRNL in 2013.
In 2015, WEST adopted JRNL to facilitate gap filling (needs and offers) in many-to-many library relationships.
As a result of WEST's decision to utilize JRNL, representatives from FLARE, Scholars Trust and WEST formed an Oversight Committee to develop policies and guide the development of and participation in JRNL.
(3.) One or two developers of the JRNL (NonVoting); and
The JRNL database records the ISSN, title, holdings, circumstances of storage, and conditions of use for archived journals.
JRNL supports journal weeding projects in several ways.