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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
    • 1997 362
    • 1998 740
    • 1999 1545
    • 2000 3018
    • 2001 4507
    • 2002 5526

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 serials 473000
    • Online serials 70000
    • Print+online serials 715000
    • Online databases 274000
    • Print etc books 709000
    • Online books 87000
    • Document delivery 86000
  • Total 2414000

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

expenditure on e journals1
Expenditure on e-journals
  • Some percentages
    • Online serials/All serials 5.5%
    • Online (incl print)/All serials 62.4%
    • Doc del/All serials 6.8%
    • Online books/All books 10.9%
    • All online/All materials 47.5%

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 Medicine 26.7%
    • Biomed & Life Sci 22.3%
    • Physical Sci 5.2%
    • Vet Medicine 5.0%
    • Engineering 3.5%
    • Soc Sci 2.0%
    • Dental 1.8%
    • Law/Financial 1.8%
    • Arts 1.4%
    • Comp/Math Sci 1.1%
    • Education 0.1%
    • Other 28.5%

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
  • Project Director: Peter Shepherd
  • 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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