UKSG Usage Statistics Training Seminar: Oxford

8 Sep 2010 10:00
8 Sep 2010 16:00
Europe/London

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This one-day training seminar will give a practical hands-on 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 attendees 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.

Please note:  In order to allow participants hands-on experience at this training seminar attendance will be limited to 30. 

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.

Learning objectives

• 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.

Fee 

UKSG members:  £170.00 + £29.75 VAT [17.5%] (total £199.75) 
Non-members:  £230.00 + £40.25 VAT [17.5%] (total £270.25)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.

Venue

Isis, Thames Suite
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 6NN
Tel.:  01865 273200

Programme

10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Graham Stone, Electronic Resources Manager | Repository Administrator,
University of Huddersfield

10.40 A publisher's perspective on usage statistics  
Christian Box, Senior Publisher R&D, IOP Publishing

11.20 Experiences on the ground: usage statistics as a practical tool in the library 
Graham Stone, Electronic Resources Manager | Repository Administrator,
University of Huddersfield

12.00 Introduction to hands-on sessions
Terry Bucknell, Electronic Resources Manager, University of Liverpool

12.15 Lunch

13.00 Hands-on session (1)
Terry Bucknell, Electronic Resources Manager, University of Liverpool

14.15 Tea

14.45 Hands-on session (2)
Terry Bucknell, Electronic Resources Manager, University of Liverpool

15.30 Discussion: how do you use/plan to use usage statistics in your organisation?

16.00 Evaluation and close of seminar

How to book

The booking date for this course has now passed.  Fur further information, please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail:  karen@uksg.org or by telephone: +44 (0)1865 310834 

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.

Cancellations

By Tuesday 31 August 2010 - full refund
From Wednesday 1 September 2010 - no refund

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies. 

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