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 Course summary 

When

September 10 2012 - 08:00
to
September 10 2012 - 15:00

About the Event

 Course summary 

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
  • understanding how JUSP helps with usage analysis and reporting.

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 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 of Excel is not required.

Learning objectives
 

  • Gaining a publisher’s perspective on usage statistics

  • Understanding usage statistics as a practical tool in the library

  • Learning practical tips on manipulating and presenting usage data in Microsoft Excel.

Fee

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.

Venue

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

Tel.:  01865 273200 (Reception)

Programme

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  
Michael Zeyfert, Editorial Data Analyst, Oxford University Press

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  Close of seminar

Feedback from previous Usage Statistics seminars

"Excellent - gave me many techniques that I will take back and put into practice."

"Well organised, good content, good value."

"Very knowledgable presenters, excellent workbook materials, and engaging hands-on tasks."

How to book

The closing date for booking this event has now passed.  For further information please contact Alison Whitehorn at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1635 254292

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking. 

Cancellations

By Monday 3 September 2012 - full refund
From Tuesday 4 September 2012 - 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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