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Re: comparing usage across formats DIANE PALDAN 21 Feb 2004 12:28 UTC

I cannot help you --  but I am very interested in the
response.  When trying to create the proper balance between
resources and staffing devoted to different formats --- this
would be extremely useful.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 15:35:13 -0800
>From: "Shroyer, Andrew" <ashroye@EXCHANGE.CALSTATELA.EDU>
>Subject: [SERIALST] comparing usage across formats
>Dear Serialists,
>I wonder if anyone knows of an article I could find
somewhat on the topic of
>comparing usage statistics for the print format with counts
of full text
>downloads of serials materials (as an indicator of where
money, time, etc.
>should go).  Has anyone written on the wisdom or fallacy of
>comparing re-shelving stats for hardcopy materials with
downloads of
>articles online?
>Thanks for any pointers or thoughts.
Diane N. Paldan
Serials/Preservation Librarian
Collection Support Team
Resource Services
Wayne State University Libraries
313 577-0222