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ERIC Number: EJ1058088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Maximizing Academic Library Collections: Measuring Changes in Use Patterns Owing to EBSCO Discovery Service
Calvert, Kristin
College & Research Libraries, v76 n1 p81-99 Jan 2015
Despite the prevalence of academic libraries adopting web-scale discovery tools, few studies have quantified their effect on the use of library collections. This study measures the impact that EBSCO Discovery Service has had on use of library resources through circulation statistics, use of electronic resources, and interlibrary loan requests. Additionally, the data were compared against data from similar academic libraries without discovery systems. Findings include a strong growth in e-journal use but a sharp decline in circulation statistics. Implications of discovery on use of the print collection are discussed along with suggestions for improving integration of book and article data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina