Presenter: Sarah Sutton, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Began the model with the trigger event — a resource comes up for renewal. Then she began looking at what information is needed to make the decision.
For A&I databases, the primary data pieces are the searches and sessions from the COUNTER release 3 reports. For full-text resources, [...]
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Speakers: Ros Raeford & Beverly Dowdy
Users were unhappy with eresource management, due in part to their ad hoc approach, and they relied on users to notify them when there were access issues. A heavy reliance on email and memory means things slip through the cracks. They were not a train [...]
I’ve been watching with interest to see what comes out of the TERMS: Techniques for Electronic Resources Management, for obvious reasons. Jill Emery and Graham Stone envision this to be a concise listing of the six major stages of electronic resources management, as well as a place to share tips and workflows relating to each. [...]
Speaker: Mary Ann Trail & Kerry Chang FitzGibbon
It is not in the interest of faculty to cut journal titles because it may be perceived as an admission that it is not needed. With relying on faculty input for collection decisions, the collection can become skewed when certain faculty are more vocal than others.
What are the kinds of problems with collecting COUNTER and other reports? What do you do with them when you have them?
What is a good cost per use? Compare it to the alternative like ILL. For databases, trends are important.
Non-COUNTER stats can be useful to see trends, so don’t discount them.
Do you [...]