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I am interested in the responses you receive.

*Emily Harrell*
Contractor, Jamison Professional Services, Inc.
Librarian, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
3500 Delwood Beach Rd
Panama City, FL 32408
(850) 234-6541 ext. 227

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:51 PM, Nickle, Holly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Please reply offline to [log in to unmask] and thank you in advance for
> your time.
>
> --
> *​Holly N Nickle*
> Chief, Public Services
> *U.S. Geological Survey Libraries Program*
> 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive | Reston, VA 20192 USA
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>