Use of electronic journals in a University library: does the Pareto principle work? (Спрос на электронные журналы в университетской библиотеке: работает ли правило Парето?)

Pislyakov, Vladimir Use of electronic journals in a University library: does the Pareto principle work? (Спрос на электронные журналы в университетской библиотеке: работает ли правило Парето?). Nauchno-Tekhnicheskaya Informatsiya. Seriya 1: Organizatsiya i Metodika Informatsionnoi Raboty (Научно-техническая информация. Сер. 1: Организация и методика информационной работы), 2005, n. 12, pp. 27-32. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

We consider the empiric Pareto principle (20/80 rule) that describes deviation from uniformity for various processes. The principle is applied to the use of electronic journals in a University library. We analyze 2004 usage statistics for periodicals databases (EBSCO, JSTOR, ProQuest and ScienceDirect) as well as combined data for all 4 resources. We plot demand graphs with respect to different titles and conclude that Pareto principle holds true for the use of online periodicals.

Russian abstract

Рассматривается эмпирическое правило Парето, описывающее отклонение от равномерности, наблюдаемое в различных процессах. Правило применено к процессу использования электронных журналов в университетской библиотеке. Проанализирована статистика обращений к зарубежным периодическим изданиям из баз данных EBSCO, JSTOR, ProQuest и ScienceDirect за 2004 г., а также обобщенная статистика по всем четырем ресурсам. Построены графики распределения спроса, установлено, что правило Парето хорошо выполняется для процесса использования электронной периодики из онлайновых баз данных.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Pareto principle, 20/80 rule, usage statistics, electronic journals
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CA. Use studies.
Depositing user: Vladimir Pislyakov
Date deposited: 06 Jul 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:08


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