CAPTURING METRICS for Undergraduate Usage of Subscription Databases
Kim, Jong-Ae, Online
Reliable and accurate statistics of database usage are critical for justifying library expenditures and helping librarians make decisions for future subscriptions and renewals to premium content, subscription-based databases. Capturing metrics for usage, plus analyzing and interpreting them, has emerged as an important task among librarians.
Since Web-based access to subscription databases has enabled users to obtain a huge amount of electronic information without restrictions of time and place, academic librarians have the added challenge of making students aware of the electronic resources available to them. Research on end users' usage patterns is also essential to improve user …
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Publication information: Article title: CAPTURING METRICS for Undergraduate Usage of Subscription Databases. Contributors: Kim, Jong-Ae - Author. Magazine title: Online. Volume: 30. Issue: 3 Publication date: May/June 2006. Page number: 32+. © 2009 Information Today, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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