Usage of e-journals at CBUC libraries : what we know and what we know we don’t know

Urbano, Cristóbal and Borrego, Ángel Usage of e-journals at CBUC libraries : what we know and what we know we don’t know., 2004 . In 6th E-ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia in Europe), Barcelona (Spain), 28th-30th October 2004. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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Based on statistics of use of electronic journals licensed by the Consortium of University Libraries of Catalonia (CBUC) during the period 2000-2003, this article presents the evolution of journal use over time and the degree of dispersal as a framework for calculating and assessing the consortial gain, which is considered to be the percentage of use of titles not previously subscribed to in paper format that have been licensed thanks to the economies of scale of consortial purchasing. The aim of the CBUC study was to analyse the period of change from the paper to the digital format in the collections of the CBUC member libraries. During the period covered by the study, users maintained access in paper format to retrospective collections and some current subscriptions, and the comparison with previous collections on paper was made with an acceptable degree of chronological proximity.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: CBUC, Consorci de Biblioteques Universitàries de Catalunya, usage studies, journals, collections, e-metrics, policies
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CA. Use studies.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
F. Management. > FA. Co-operation.
Depositing user: In Spain E-LIS Chapter
Date deposited: 20 Jan 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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