Application of user statistics and additional data for collection management of Wageningen UR digital library

M.G.P. van Veller, G. Spikman

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    Abstract

    Good collection management is necessary to guarantee the quality, quantity and costs of the online journal collection of Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR) Digital Library. Via quantitative research on both subscription prices and usage statistics (i.e. download data from vendors of online journals and clickthrough data statistics from the library’s SFX link resolver) the library obtains data that are helpful to decision making regarding cost-effectiveness of online journals. By calculation of the price per article download for each online journal and holding this against the costs of document delivery from outside the library, a selection of online journals with a low cost-effectiveness is possible. These online journals can further be examined for cancellation. Via optimization to cost-effective online journals only, Wageningen UR Library strives to give access to scientific literature that is important (‘need to have’) to the users and researchers of Wageningen UR while keeping the costs of the subscriptions into the financial budget.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationActes du colloque "Ressources électroniques académiques: mesures & usages", L'information scientifique et technique dans l'univers numérique. Mesures et usages, Lille, France, 26-27 novembre 2009
    EditorsC. Boukacem-Zeghmouri
    Place of PublicationParis
    PublisherADBS éditions
    Pages269-279
    ISBN (Print)9782843651236
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventRessources électroniques académiques: mesures & usages, Lille, France -
    Duration: 26 Nov 200927 Nov 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceRessources électroniques académiques: mesures & usages, Lille, France
    Period26/11/0927/11/09

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