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Re: Comparing usage across formats (Irma Nicola) Bob Persing 25 Feb 2004 18:23 UTC

I am also interested in opinions and sources for competent stats of this
sort of thing.

No one can look at print "in house" stats and fulltext stats off the
databases themselves and make sense of them without a little more help.

Principally because the current fulltext usage statistics are coming
from the originating/provider source and there is a real need for
independent statistical information to gauge trends in usage that verify
budget decision making for the patron/institution sake.

This is my own opinion and plea.

Irma H. Nicola
Serials Coordinator
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, California 91702
626-815-6000 ext 5258
John 1:4

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