Librarians' use of usage statistics for journals and e-books
Abstract:In September 2010 MPS Limited undertook a short survey of librarians, addressing their use of usage statistics. Over 300 librarians responded. This article covers the findings. 97% of the librarians surveyed use usage statistics in some way. As would be expected, they find COUNTER-compliant usage statistics invaluable and place their importance above non-COUNTER-compliant usage data. They also rely on this information as a major part of the decision-making process when it comes to purchase and cancellation decisions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2011
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