Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Publication Title

Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship,

Volume

21

Issue

1

First page number:

48

Last page number:

61

Abstract

Starting in 2007, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries began a collection assessment project to examine the usage of library resources and analyze user behavior of library patrons. To complete the project, a collection assessment committee was organized, and a subgroup of the committee was selected to gather and analyze data including usage statistics, collection specific information, and other data as needed. Once the data had been gathered and analyzed, the collection management department began using the statistics in decision making and changed the collection development policy for electronic resources to incorporate benchmarking of usage statistics.

Keywords

Collection assessment; Collection management; Data collection; Usage statistics

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science

Language

English

Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19411260902858581

Publisher Citation

Tucker, J. C. (2009). Benchmarking usage statistics in collection management decisions for serials. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 21(1), 48-61. doi:10.1080/19411260902858581

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