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Re: Comparing usage across formats (2 messages) Bob Persing 23 Feb 2004 20:11 UTC

Message 1:

Subject: RE: [SERIALST] comparing usage across formats
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 11:11:04 -0500
From: "Bogdanski, Elizabeth" <>
To: "SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum" <SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU>

This article might be helpful

Library Economic Metrics: Examples of the Comparison of Electronic and
Print Journal Collections and Collections Services.
Library Trends (51)3, 376-400

Beth Bogdanski, MLIS
Library Holdings Consultant
Proquest-UMI Division

Message 2:

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 11:29:49 -0500
From: Matt Person <>
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] comparing usage across formats

Look for articles by the authors-librarians-researchers Carol Tenopir
and Donald King -  They presented a paper on their research involving
these types of comparisons at the 2003 NASIG conference.  Here's a
googled link:


Matthew A. Person
Serials Librarian >)))'>
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543 USA
phone: 508 289 7345 fax: 540 6902 >)))'>
Member of NASIG - North American Serials Interest Group

 >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 directly
 >comparing re-shelving stats for hardcopy materials with downloads of
 >articles online?
 >Thanks for any pointers or thoughts.