UKSG Usage Statistics Training Seminar: Oxford

8 Sep 2011

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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.


UKSG members:  £175.00 + £35.00 VAT [20%] (total £210.00) 
Non-members:  £240.00 + £48.00 VAT [20%] (total £288.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


Thames Suite
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road

Tel.:  01865 273200 (Reception)

Feedback from Manchester, 10 May 2011

"The handout was excellent and showed things I had not used before and different ways of doing things."

"I enjoyed the split between the presentations and the hands-on sessions."

"I thought this was of a particularly high level and well focused on the topic."


10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Anna Grigson, Head of Technical Services, Royal Holloway, University of London

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 
Anna Grigson, Head of Technical Services, Royal Holloway, University of London

12.00 The JISC Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)  
Terry Bucknell, Electronic Resources Manager, University of Liverpool

12.15 Lunch

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

14.15 Tea

14.45 Hands-on session (Part 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 closing date for booking this course has now passed.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail: or by telephone: +44 (0)1865 310834 .


By Wednesday 31 August 2011 - full refund
From Thursday 1 September 2011 - 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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