Electronic resource usage statistics : the challenge and the promise

Medeiros, Norm Electronic resource usage statistics : the challenge and the promise. OCLC Systems & Services, 2005, vol. 21, n. 3, pp. 145-147. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This article discusses the challenge of maintaining meaningful usage statistics for electronic resources. The article notes the potential value of longitudinal data at the institution level that would help libraries make renewal and cancellation decisions. It describes a proposal to integrate usage statistics with other criteria in order to develop a decision support mechanism.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Electronic resource usage statistics; e-resources; Caryn Anderson; Andrew Nagy; Tim McGeary
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Norm Medeiros
Date deposited: 18 Oct 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6773


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