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This one-day training seminar will give a practical introduction to accessing, collating, presenting and utilising e-resource usage statistics by:...


September 09 2013 - 08:00
September 09 2013 - 15:00

About the Event

Course summary

This one-day training seminar will give a practical introduction to accessing, collating, presenting and utilising e-resource usage statistics by:

• outlining the range of usage statistics available, with a focus on COUNTER reports
• giving an overview of tools available to gather and process statistics, such as JUSP
• exploring how statistics can be used for decision making
• looking at future developments in the provision and exploitation of usage statistics.

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 e-journal and e-book reports
• learning how to sort, filter and highlight specific data in a report
• learning powerful ways to summarise data for analysis
• giving guidelines on how to collate e-resource statistics for the SCONUL statistical return.

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. 

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 practical understanding of the collection and basic 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.  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

• Gaining an overview of the range of statistics available, and some of the tools available to gather them
• Gaining insight into how usage statistics can be used as a practical tool in the library
• Learning practical skills in manipulating and presenting usage data in Microsoft Excel.


UKSG members:   £175.00 + £35.00 VAT [20%] (total £210.00)
Non-members:   £225.00 + £45.00 VAT [20%] (total £270.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


Isis, Thames Suite
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road
OX2 6NN                    

Tel.:  01865 273200 (Reception)


10.00   Registration and coffee

10.30   Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Anna Grigson, Head of Collection Services Group, London School of Economics

10.40   Finding the data: Overview of the range of e-resource usage statistics
Anna Grigson

11.10   Gathering the data: Tools for collecting and analysing usage statistics
Anna Franca, Subscriptions and Access Manager, King's College London

11.45   Hands-on session, part 1: Processing and normalising data
Anna Grigson

12.45   Lunch

13.30   Interpreting the data: using statistics to support decision-making
Anna Grigson

14.00   Hands-on session, part 2: Creating a report
Anna Grigson

15.00   Tea

15.15   Group exercise: Using your report for decision making

15.45   Feedback and discussion from group exercise/questions
16.00   Close of seminar

Feedback from previous UKSG Usage Statistics Training Seminars

“Excellent – gave me many techniques that I will take back and put into practice.”
“Well organised, good content, good value.”
"I found the practical tips particularly useful - it was very helpful to see Excel applied in a way that was relevant to my work."
“Very knowledgable presenters, excellent workbook materials, and engaging hands-on tasks.”

How to book

The closing dates for bookings has now passed.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1865 310834.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Monday 2 September 2013 - full refund
From Tuesday 3 September 2013 - 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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