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May 28 2012 - 18:00
May 29 2012 - 01:00

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.

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 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 (VAT exempt)
Non-members:      £225.00 (VAT exempt)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


Training Room 1, Library
Dublin City University
Dublin 9     

Tel.:  (00353) 1 700 8750 (Library Reception)


10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30  Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Arlene Healy, Sub-Librarian, Digital Systems and Services, Trinity College Library Dublin

10.40  A publisher’s perspective on usage statistics  
Matthew Keen, Customer Services Manager, IOP Publishing

11.20  Experiences on the ground: usage statistics as a practical tool
in the library
Arlene Healy, Sub-Librarian, Digital Systems and Services, Trinity College Library Dublin

12.00  The JISC Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)  
Jo Lambert, Project Manager, Mimas, The University of Manchester

12.15  Lunch

13.00  Hands-on session (Introduction and Part 1)
Jack Hyland, Business Librarian, Dublin City University

14.15  Tea

14.45  Hands-on session (Part 2)
Jack Hyland, Business Librarian, Dublin City University

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

16.00  Close of seminar

How to book

The closing date for booking this event has now passed. 

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Tuesday 22 May 2012 - full refund
From Wednesday 23 May 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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