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ERIC Number: EJ1055830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Mine or Theirs, Where Do Users Go? A Comparison of E-Journal Usage at the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center Platform versus the Elsevier ScienceDirect Platform
Swanson, Juleah
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v27 n1 p1-9 2015
This research provides librarians with a model for assessing and predicting which platforms patrons will use to access the same content, specifically comparing usage at the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) Electronic Journal Center (EJC) and at Elsevier's ScienceDirect from 2007 to 2013. Findings show that in the earlier years, the EJC was frequented more than ScienceDirect, but, over time, users have gravitated to ScienceDirect over the EJC at a significantly higher rate. In addition, the data show that the higher use of ScienceDirect began prior to and only grew after a devastating platform failure of the EJC in 2009.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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