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UKSG Usage Factor Research - an Update

**with apologies for cross posting**

Towards the end of last year, UKSG commissioned some research 
into the feasibility of establishing a Usage Factor as an 
alternative measure of the value of a scholarly journal. (see: 

The project has been divided into two phases and phase one, a 
series of in-depth interviews with key stakeholders has now been 
completed. Phase 2 is a brief, web survey (one for librarians and 
one for authors) designed to obtain a wider response to some of 
the key issues and to verify, or otherwise, some of the 
conclusions from the in-depth interview phase.

On behalf of the project team working on this, I would be 
grateful if you were able to take a few minutes to complete the 
survey, which can be found at: 

It is our intention to present the findings of both the in-depth 
interviews and the surveys at the forthcoming UKSG Annual 
Conference in April and in order to allow enough time for 
responses to be analyzed, we would be grateful for your response 
by Friday 30th March.

A completely separate survey for authors is also being undertaken 
and if you are willing to help disseminate this to researchers in 
your institution, please email the following link to the survey 
to your contacts: http://www.uksg.org/survey/authors.asp

Bev Acreman