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ERIC Number: EJ870576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
E-Resource Statistics: What to Do when You Have No Money
Walker, Mary
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v21 n3-4 p237-250 2009
Libraries are moving toward electronic resource management systems (ERMSs) to track their usage statistics, but these can be expensive to purchase and maintain. For some libraries, an ERMS can be cost-prohibitive, but they still need to justify the renewal of databases and e-journals to their budget officers or determine which e-resources should be cancelled. Using spreadsheets to track e-resource usage statistics and to calculate cost-per-use can be a viable alternative to an ERMS as budgets continue to shrink and libraries are being held increasingly accountable for their purchase decisions. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas