JUSP Utilising usage data to assist in decision-making. Angela Conyers Evidence Base, Research & Evaluation Birmingham City University. 2012. Some memorable events. 2013. International Year of Statistics.
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JUSP Utilising usage data to assist in decision-making
Evidence Base, Research & Evaluation
Birmingham City University
Some memorable events
International Year of Statistics
“Statistics can be used to help make well-informed choices, take sound decisions and understand the society and the world we live in”
Chris Skinner, Professor of Statistics, LSE
Usage statistics provide essential evidence:
to show how e-resources are being used
to look at trends over time
to inform renewal/cancellation decisions
to demonstrate value for money
How to use the figures to analyse usage and show value for money
Background and aims
Supports UK academic libraries by providing a single point of access to e-journal usage data
Assists management of e-journals collections, evaluation and decision-making
Provides statistics to ensure the best deals for the academic community
Libraries in JUSP
151 UK libraries in JUSP
All UK higher education institutions and research councils are welcome to participate
Publishers and intermediaries in JUSP
What data are we collecting?
COUNTER usage reports
Journal Report 1: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal
Journal Report 1a: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests from an Archive by Month and Journal
How do we collect data?
Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI)
M2M way of gathering statistics
Replaces the user-mediated collection of usage reports
SUSHI server to gather data from JUSP
Some JUSP reports:
Mark these up in JUSP:
How much use is being made of the core titles?
How much use is being made of the unsubscribed titles included in the deal?
Most JUSP reports can be downloaded:
Community resource responding to what people want
Working closely with libraries to understand how JUSP is being used and how it can help decision-making
Information sharing and training events
Developing new reports and features from user feedback
Quick response rates encourage active user participation