For years, the Coates Library at Trinity University has collected detailed circulation statistics and reported these numbers annually in its “Use of Resources” report. Until recently, the Library had not included equivalent e-content statistics in its report. This poster presents a data-driven approach to collecting, managing, and reporting equivalent e-content usage from eBooks, Core Databases, Streaming Media, Discovery Searches, and Institutional Repository downloads.
This poster will highlight the difficulties in establishing a common standard for e-resource statistics, despite the existing COUNTER compliant reports, as well as discuss the complications with forming comparable data. In spite of certain data limitations, the Coates Library has started integrating its e-usage and print circulation data to provide a more powerful and meaningful report that will enable a more strategic approach to future library planning.
The objective of this poster is to share our methods for collecting usage data as well as make available the report and templates that will be used to compile the data. This poster provides solutions for creating a Use of Resources Report that better integrates all resources and amplifies the importance of streamlining data collection methods.