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ERIC Number: EJ866960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Benchmarking Usage Statistics in Collection Management Decisions for Serials
Tucker, Cory
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v21 n1 p48-61 2009
Usage statistics are an important metric for making decisions on serials. Although the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries have been collecting usage statistics, the statistics had not frequently been used to make decisions and had not been included in collection development policy. After undergoing a collection assessment, the collection management department decided on manipulating usage data to create a benchmark performance for serials and use the benchmark for starting the decision-making process. With libraries facing budget cuts and having to make decisions on retention of serials, the idea of benchmarking has merit. The UNLV Libraries has decided to review benchmarks each year and see what type of affect it has on library users and the library, especially the document delivery department. Looking at our users, the library will conduct another survey for faculty and students to see whether this has had an impact on obtaining library resources, and the library will also use results from "LibQual," in which the library participates every 2 years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada