usage statistics

  • What makes a “good” vendor?

    Deciding the criteria for a “good” vendor is a personalized and complicated question to answer. The needs and priorities of libraries vary tremendously even in the (relatively!) small world of law libraries. While the exact importance of factors may vary, I suggest that these are items we should be reviewing when we review vendors: Product.… Continue reading

  • Project COUNTER Survey

    Project COUNTER is soliciting feedback from libraries via a new survey: We aim to improve the usage statistics that consortia and libraries receive from publishers and vendors and would like to hear from them about their requirements and priorities. An online survey is available so that you can tell us your views. The survey will… Continue reading

  • 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) Event webpage: ============================================================================== ABOUT THE WEBINAR In a time of shrinking budgets and growing reliance on electronic resources, the collection and analysis of usage statistics has become… Continue reading

  • AALL Program Preview: Understanding Vendor Statistics

    Over the next couple days, CRIV will be highlighting some of the vendor relations-themed offerings at AALL in Seattle…. A1: Making Sense of the Numbers: Understanding Vendor Statistics Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm Location: 4C1-2 Description: Online usage statistics can be deceptively straightforward. Before relying on them to make decisions, you must fully understand what the… Continue reading

  • Usage Statistics

    Librarians have been requesting usage statistics from vendors since electronic databases became prevalent among research tools.  While the cooperation of legal vendors to supply figures still varies somewhat, there appears to be a trend toward providing the information.  Last May, CRIV Blog asked why legal vendors have been slow to become COUNTER Compliant.  The list… Continue reading


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