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Electronic journal usage statistics. Present practice and future progress. Tony Kidd Glasgow University Library [[email protected]]. Importance of usage statistics. Provision and use Expenditure on e-journals Marketing Budget allocation. Provision of e-journals.

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Electronic journal usage statistics

Electronic journal usage statistics

Present practice and future progress

Tony Kidd

Glasgow University Library

[[email protected]]


Importance of usage statistics

Importance of usage statistics

  • Provision and use

  • Expenditure on e-journals

  • Marketing

  • Budget allocation

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Provision of e journals

Provision of e-journals

  • E-journals at Glasgow Univ Library

    • 1997362

    • 1998740

    • 19991545

    • 20003018

    • 20014507

    • 20025526

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Expenditure on e journals

Expenditure on e-journals

  • 2000/01 Glasgow expenditure (SCONUL)

    • Print serials473000

    • Online serials70000

    • Print+online serials 715000

    • Online databases274000

    • Print etc books709000

    • Online books87000

    • Document delivery86000

  • Total2414000

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Expenditure on e journals1

Expenditure on e-journals

  • Some percentages

    • Online serials/All serials5.5%

    • Online (incl print)/All serials62.4%

    • Doc del/All serials6.8%

    • Online books/All books10.9%

    • All online/All materials47.5%

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Marketing of e journals

Marketing of e-journals

  • Target low-use departments

  • Varying use of journals

  • Benchmarking

  • High use encourages more funding?

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Budget allocation

Budget allocation

  • Formula: 5.5%

  • Internal measurement: sampling

  • Local cache

  • Non-Faculty based access

  • Imprecise measurement

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Budget allocation1

Budget allocation

  • Computing Service statistics at Glasgow UL

    • Clin Medicine26.7%

    • Biomed & Life Sci22.3%

    • Physical Sci5.2%

    • Vet Medicine5.0%

    • Engineering3.5%

    • Soc Sci2.0%

    • Dental1.8%

    • Law/Financial1.8%

    • Arts1.4%

    • Comp/Math Sci1.1%

    • Education0.1%

    • Other28.5%

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


External v internal

External v internal

  • Internal web pages

  • Double effort

  • Direct access

  • Access via links

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


External usage statistics

External usage statistics

  • Available from most large publishers

  • ICOLC Guidelines for statistical measures of usage of web-based information resources

  • BUT…

    • Inconsistent

    • Different formats

    • Different timetables

    • Different definitions

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


External usage statistics1

External usage statistics

  • Source

    • Publisher

    • Gateway

    • Aggregator

  • Browse or search?

  • Linking

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Possible solutions

Possible solutions

  • PALS usage statistics working group

  • ARL E-metrics project

  • ICOLC Guidelines

  • National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Electronic access and use related measures

  • NISO – revision of Z39.7 (Library Statistics)

  • ISO – revision of 2789 (library statistics) and 11563 (library performance measures)

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Counter

COUNTER

  • http://www.projectCounter.org/

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Counter endorsed by

COUNTER – Endorsed by

  • AAP, Association of American Publishers

  • ALPSP, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers

  • ARL, Association of Research Libraries

  • ASA, Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries

  • BIC/EDItEUR

  • JISC, Joint Information Systems Committee

  • NCLIS, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

  • NISO, National Information Standards Organization

  • PA, The Publishers Association

  • STM, International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers

  • UKSG, United Kingdom Serials Group

Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


Counter structure

COUNTER structure

  • Chair: Richard Gedye, Oxford University Press

    • [email protected]

  • Project Director: Peter Shepherd

    • [email protected]

  • Steering Group

    • c30 members

    • endorsing organisations

    • librarians

    • publishers & intermediaries

  • Task forces

  • Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


    Counter code of practice

    COUNTER Code of Practice

    • Release 1 by end-2002

    • Usage reports

      • Librarians’ survey

      • Closing date 15 August

        • http://www.projectCounter.org/

    • Definitions

    • Technical measurement considerations

    Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


    Counter 2003 onwards

    COUNTER – 2003 onwards

    • Code revision, compatible with previous releases

    • Levels of compliance

    • Monitoring/audit

      But most important

    • Adoption/implementation…

    • of a single code

    Statistics in Practice, IFLA Satellite Conference, Loughborough, 13-15 August 2002


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