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Tuesday, December 12 • 10:15am - 11:00am
CANCELED: Strength in Numbers: Collaborative Approaches to Measuring E-resource Usage Data

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Academic libraries need accurate and reliable e-resource usage data to demonstrate return on investment, support policy and planning processes, to benchmark against comparable organizations and to support advocacy. Gathering, managing, measuring and analyzing usage data to support each of these processes is imperative. However, such activities can be time-consuming, involve significant duplication of effort, or result in poor or inconsistent data, impacting comparison and benchmarking opportunities. Rather than tackling these challenges in isolation, collaboration can offer a force for change. Jisc has partnered with organizations in the UK, USA and Australia and New Zealand to address the challenges of consistently measuring and monitoring usage and impact. Jisc provides access to library analytics tools to support communities in accessing, analyzing, evaluating and reporting on e-resource data. Working with these existing tools, while fostering new relationships and collaborations has enabled teams to work both nationally and internationally to address global issues. This session will describe several projects currently underway. This includes the IRUS-USA pilot project, a joint effort between Jisc and the Digital Library Federation (DLF), which enables institutional repositories to share and compare usage data based on the COUNTER standard. The session will also include JUSP-ANZ, a collaboration with CAVAL which enables libraries and consortia to access their e-resource usage data quickly and easily via a single point of access. The presentation will highlight the outcome of these projects to date and discuss the opportunities for international coordination and cooperation.


Jo Lambert

Service Manager, JISC
Jo Lambert manages a number of services and projects at Jisc, a UK registered charity that champions the use of digital technologies in education and research. Current work includes managing UK shared analytics services such as the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) and Institutional... Read More →

Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am