Usage statistics for collection management. The work of JUSP Angela Conyers Evidence Base, Birmingham City University a [email protected] You librarians always love counting. Why count?. Usage statistics provide essential evidence: to show how e-resources are being used
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Usage statistics for collection management
The work of JUSP
Evidence Base, Birmingham City University
You librarians always love counting
Usage statistics provide essential evidence:
How to use the figures to analyse usage and show value for money
The Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)
JUSP – Journal Usage Statistics Portal
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
150 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
What reports do we offer?
Monthly reports of usage
Compare usage of different publishers
Titles with the highest use
Trends over time
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
More of interest for the FE library community?
Email: [email protected]