Best Practices in Acquiring, Interpreting, and Applying Usage Statistics

NISO/NASIG Joint Webinar: Playing the Numbers: Best Practices in Acquiring, Interpreting, and Applying Usage Statistics

Date: May 21, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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In a time of shrinking budgets and growing reliance on electronic resources, the collection and analysis of usage statistics has become a staple of the library world. But while usage statistics may be ubiquitous, many librarians still struggle with the best methods of interpreting the data. The ability to effectively understand and apply usage data is an important skill for librarians to master as they attempt to analyze their collections and justify their expenses to administrations.

This webinar, jointly presented by NISO and NASIG, will highlight the ins and outs of COUNTER, as well as discuss the process of analyzing the data once harvested.


· COUNTER Update: Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources – Peter Shepherd, Project Director, COUNTER

· Integrating COUNTER Statistics within the Information Workflow – Oliver Pesch, Chief Product Strategist and Senior Vice President, EBSCO Information Services

· Usage in the Eye of the Beholder: Developing Academic Library Usage Reports that Meet the Needs of Your Institution – Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University Library


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on May 21, 2014 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive the login information. Members are listed here: If you would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as part of membership, information on joining is listed here: All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year.

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