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Re: Print Journal Usage lillian deblois 30 Apr 2004 15:17 UTC

We continually do bound journal print statistics by having bar codes in
each volume and having our students wand each volume before they shelve

We did unbound journal statistics for one year by affixing a white
multi-purpose label to the back of each print journal as it was checked
in every day. Then when the students went to shelve the journal they
made a stick mark on the label every time it was shelved. When the
journals were pulled for the bindery, the stick marks were tabulated by
journal title.  These tabulations were then mounted on an Excel spread
sheet for easy statistical analysis. We used the statistics gathered to
aid in print cancellation decisions. It worked out very well.


> at the moment we are considering how to measure the usage of our print
> journal collection. We have a journal reading room here for the current
> issues - one part of the room is presented subject focussed and is
> freely accessible by our patrons. The remaining journals are in the back
> of the room and the issues wanted have to be fetched by the enquiry
> staff located in the reading room. Now I was wondering if anyone of you
> has experiences with print journal usage analysis and is willing to
> share this with us?
> Thanks for your help in advance and best wishes from sunny Bremen
> (Germany)!
> Rachel
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Rachel Ellis
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek Bremen
> Postfach 33 01 60
> 28331 Bremen
> Germany
> Tel: (0049)421-218-4902
> Fax: (0049)421-218-2665
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Lillian N. DeBlois, MLS
Arizona Health Sciences Library
P.O. Box 245079
Tucson, AZ 85724