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RE: Usage Statistics

Background:  I work in a large academic health sciences library.  We have
an Associate Director for Assessment and Planning.  This position is
responsible for plnning what stats to keep, how to keep them, and how to
do this on the library's network so that everybody has only one place that
stats have to be entered and only one place to check for stats on any
particular area.  This person works with the Associate Director for
Computer Services to ensure that the appropriate stats for journal usage
(print or electronic) are kept by the library's online systems.

Jack T. Smith, Jr.						(email)
Associate Director for Access Services		(voice) 205/934-3306
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences		(fax)  205/975-8313
1700 University Blvd.					Wise Saying:
Moderation in all things
Birmingham, Alabama  35294-0013				including moderation

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Claire Jones [SMTP:cjones@mcb.co.uk]
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 25, 1998 10:06 PM
> To:	liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
> Subject:	Usage Statistics
> Dear List Members
> This is an interesting message that was posted to the Library Link
> discussion forum recently - I thought that members of this list might also
> find it useful:
> "A number of publishers are interested in usage statistics for electronic
> journals and databases as they have been asked for by a number of
> librarians - I have a few questions and would be interested to hear the
> views in terms of whether (and to whom) they would be useful:
> 1. Who within your organisation would be interested in usage statistics
> and what are their roles within your organisation?
> 2. Would librarians want to control who has access to this information? -
> and how often would update your records in terms of the individuals who
> have access?
> 3. How often would you like to receive them?
> Obviously if you could provide any further information about usage
> statistics I would also be very interested.
> Many thanks in advance for your help.
> Gill Crawford
> Vice President of Library Link
> Library Link:	http://www.mcb.co.uk/liblink
> Discussion Forum:
> http://www.mcb.co.uk/services/conferen/webforum/mcb-liblink-forum/"
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