UKSG Usage Statistics
This one-day training seminar will give a practical introduction to accessing, collating, utilising, presenting and marketing e-resource usage statistics. Experts from different sectors will provide their perspectives on the role and importance of usage statistics. Future developments in the provision and exploitation of usage statistics will also be covered. There will also be the opportunity to gain some guided hands-on experience with manipulating usage data, including:
- exploring the layout and content of specific COUNTER eJournal reports
- learning how to sort, filter and highlight specific data in a report
- learning powerful ways to summarise data for analysis.
A workbook and sample Excel spreadsheets will be available pre-loaded on a USB memory stick for you to use during the day, and also to take away for practice afterwards. Data will be available in both Excel 2003 and Excel 2007 formats.
In order to allow participants hands-on experience at this training seminar attendance will be limited.
Why you should attend
To achieve a comprehensive, practical understanding of the collection and analysis of usage statistics, particularly those conforming to the COUNTER Code of Practice.
Course level and previous knowledge required
Those attending would usually have some experience of the practical management of e-journals, e-books or databases.
NB: In order to get most benefit from the hands-on session, participants should have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel: advanced knowledge is not required.
- A publisher’s perspective on usage statistics
- Usage statistics as a practical tool in the library
- Practical tips on manipulating and presenting usage data in Microsoft Excel.