With an increase in budget constraints and the impending FY18 cuts, the USGS Library is being asked to justify it's expenditures for journal and database subscriptions on a granular level.  While we currently collect usage data based on high level access - it is being requested that we track down to the "defined user level".  In theory this information could be used to verify usage by individual departments and cost centers.

Are there any federal libraries currently tracking journal and database usage down to this level? 
And if so, what method are you using? 

Are there any federal libraries currently tracking other services at this level, such as document fulfillment, reference services, and/or literature search requests?

Also, any libraries who have gone a different route such as charging per search? or cancelling subscriptions in favor of "pay to download" methods instead?

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Holly N Nickle

Chief, Public Services
U.S. Geological Survey Libraries Program
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