ERIC Number: EJ1024481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Librarians as Hunter-Gatherers: Lessons Learned from an Excursion
Cooper, Mindy M.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v25 n4 p283-293 2013
Fueled by the pressing need for electronic resource usage statistics, librarians are finding themselves being thrust into the role of hunter-gatherer. This article discusses the work done at University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to provide usage statistics for all its paid subscriptions for a 3-year period. The author provides lessons learned from this project that might benefit librarians who are beginning their own excursions to hunt for and gather usage statistics for their collections, whether large or small.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Use Studies, Electronic Journals, Librarians, Statistics, Information Utilization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana