Please excuse cross-posting. I'm appealing to as many of you as
Have you discovered successful ways to track print journal usage
and database usage by your organization's staff? We've been
asked by management to use several methods to determine how much
our resources are actually being used. Rising subscription
prices are a concern and most tracking methods used in libraries
where I've previously worked didn't really provide accurate data.
Although print journal usage is a major concern, I'm also looking
for methods you may have used to measure database usage.
Several of our database vendors can supply statistics on use but
others cannot. Also, if you have used any surveys successfully
to help determine print journal or database usage, would you
please send a copy to me?
Janine Devereaux, Librarian
NOAA Coastal Services Center
2234 S. Hobson Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Telephone: (843)740-1247 Fax: (843)740-1298
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