Archive | e-metrics

Libraries are becoming increasingly involved in publication activities.  For example, at Washington State University, an Open Journal System (OJS) instance was set up last year and the first journal hosted on it is the WSU publication LandEscapes.  The editors are using the software to support the publication of the 2012 issue and retrospective issues (example: […]

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LibQUAL+(R) Lite Dissertation Statistics at UIUC – IDEALS

What does “Item sampling in service quality assessment surveys to improve response rates and reduce respondent burden: The “LibQUAL+® Lite” randomized control trial (RCT)” [total: 910] has in common with “Power System Control with Distributed Flexible AC Transmission System Devices” [total: 940]? They are both listed among the top two entries at the University of […]

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Reviews of Webpages Requested

As a member of the collection assessment community, would you please review and send comments to me (l-lyons@northwestern.edu) in regard to this evolving website http://www.library.northwestern.edu/eraca/data_bank_info/top_level/nul_databank.html? The goal is to provide support and training for librarians who have collection development duties. Thank you for any suggestions, criticisms, etc. And thanks to Joe Zucca/Penn Library Data Farm for inspiration.

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NISO Forum on Usage Data

All the presentations from this NISO forum are now available on the web at: http://www.niso.org/news/events_workshops/usage07/agenda.html The usage data wiki has some fun things — see Caryn Anderson’s NISO Nov 2007 conference presentation. I thought it was quite informative! I would like to hear some first hand experiences from any of you who attended the Forum.

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Provocative Article on Use Measurement of E-Resources

The most recent (January 2007) issue of College & Research Libraries has an interesting article on “Measurement of Use of Electronic Resources: Advances in Use Statistics and Innovations in Resource Functionality”. Authors Deborah D. Blecic, Joan B. Fiscella, and Stephen E. Wiberley, Jr. (all at the University of Illinois at Chicago) compare the effects of […]

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E-Journal Usage Statistics and ARL Reporting

I have been busy this week with the compilation of electronic journal usage statistics for ARL. To complete Section 15 (Number of successful full-text article requests) in the Supplementary Statistics section, I am limiting myself to Counter-compliant JR1 statistics provided by the publisher. Still, I am encountering unexpected complexities. I’m interested in how other libraries […]

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ScholarlyStats and Thomson Scientific announce successful SUSHI test

MPS Technologies and Thomson Scientific have successfully completed the transfer of data between their two systems, using the SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative, sponsored by NISO) protocol. This joint initiative came in response to the growing demand for more in-depth usage analysis, as well as the continuing need to ease the time consuming process […]

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