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This seminar is aimed at those responsible for collecting, analysing and making recommendations based on usage data, whether in a library setting or within a publishing organisation. Taking place online over two morning sessions on Tuesday 20th October & Wednesday 21st October.

When

October 20 2020 - 10:00
to
October 21 2020 - 12:30

Where

Online
United Kingdom

About the Event

 

Summary

Those with a responsibility for overseeing the management of library collections have more access than ever to statistical data to assist with evaluation and to justify return on investment, and enhancement of the user experience. Understanding the library's use of this data is also vital for publishers.   Advances in standardisation led by the COUNTER initiative have made statistics more accessible and reliable as a basis for decision making.

Increasingly, libraries are being asked to make extremely difficult decisions about the priorities for their spending within a strategic context.  Although this presents huge challenges, it can also be an impetus to change the ways in which services are provided. Publishers need to be aware of what statistics librarians are looking at and how they are being used to inform collection development.

This seminar provides illustrations by expert decision makers on how statistics are used to make strategic decisions.  It will also present the challenges, such as demonstrating value and presenting data to different audiences.  Future developments within the field will also be addressed, together with considerations of how these will impact on decision making in the future, for example new approaches to analytics.  There will be discussion on how the development of open access is impacting on usage behaviour and influencing considerations for collection development.

Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on the role of statistics in the broader context of further and higher education, and the culture of assessment that is becoming increasingly prominent within the sector.  There will be the chance to share experiences, positive and negative, of using statistics for decision making and delegates will be encouraged to actively participate throughout the day.

Who should attend

This seminar is aimed at both those in libraries who need to analyse or interpret usage data to support decision making about resources and collections, within a strategic context.  It will be of interest to those with a responsibility for overseeing the management and evaluation of library collections in the further and higher education sector, and who need to demonstrate impact and value to senior leadership teams, rather than those involved in the operational role.  It may also be of interest to those working in other areas of the scholarly information industry.  It will also be of importance to publishers who need to understand the collection development decisions of their customers.

Please note: This seminar does not cover the practical aspects of collecting usage data, or of creating reports.  These topics are covered by the UKSG Practical Usage Statistics for Librarians seminar, a hands-on workshop on gathering and manipulating usage statistics.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will: 

  • learn about ways in which library resource usage statistics have been used by staff in university libraries to inform decision-making processes
  • develop an understanding of how usage statistics can be used to demonstrate value from a publisher perspective
  • gain knowledge of the impact of open access publishing on usage statistics and demonstrating value
  • gain a greater insight into the wider environment and context in which usage statistics decision making is carried out and new approaches to this
  • have an opportunity to discuss and share experiences of gathering and manipulating usage statistics to make financial, management and service decisions, as well as evidencing value.

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Programme

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

10.00

Login & Housekeeping

10.05

Chairs Welcome and Introduction

Klara Finnimore
Royal College of Art

Klara has worked in the library and information sector for 12 years, and has been the Journals and E-Resources Librarian at the Royal College of Art since May 2019. She has responsibility for managing and developing the RCA's online collection of journals and databases, as well as maintaining the current and archived print journal collections. She also contributes to the work of a number of committees across the library sector.

Anja van Hoek
BRILL

10.15

Print Journals: Systems in place for collating print usage statistics

Helen Monagle
University of Salford

Helen is the Electronic Resources Manager at the University of Salford, formerly Serials Librarian at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) which is where she conducted her work with print serials usage. Her interests include facilitating access to e-resources, usage statistics and development opportunities for new professionals. She is one of the co-founders of NLPN (https://nlpn.wordpress.com/), a network for new and aspiring library professionals.

 

11.00

Building a value story: communicating content and publisher value to administrators

Sonja Lendi
Elsevier

After completing her master’s degree in Biology, Sonja started working for Elsevier, where she was responsible for several journals in her field, guiding the accepted manuscripts to the final issue. After a couple of years, she moved to the market research department and got involved in the usage reports for the newly launched ScienceDirect. COUNTER and customer reports became a big part of her tasks. She was a member of the COUNTER executive committee from 2011 to 2016, and was actively involved in the creation of the latest Code of Practice.

 

11.45

Break

11.55

Breakout Sessions

12.40

Summary of the day and preparation for day 2

Klara Finnimore
Royal College of Art

Klara has worked in the library and information sector for 12 years, and has been the Journals and E-Resources Librarian at the Royal College of Art since May 2019. She has responsibility for managing and developing the RCA's online collection of journals and databases, as well as maintaining the current and archived print journal collections. She also contributes to the work of a number of committees across the library sector.

Anja van Hoek
BRILL
Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

10.00

Login & Housekeeping

10.05

Chairs Welcome and Introduction

Birgit Fraser
Anglia Ruskin University

Birgit has worked in the Higher Education sector for 16 years. For the past year, she has worked as Head of Content Delivery and Discovery at Anglia Ruskin University. Birgit has overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational management of digital library systems, the technical functions relating to the acquisition and management of content in all its forms and associated workflow and manages the University Library’s materials budget. She is interested in the strategic environment, horizon-scanning for emerging models for accessing content and in developing strategies to maximise value for money, building on relationships with suppliers and consortia.

Nathan Newey
University of Greenwich

10.15

Homework task feedback

10.40

Luxenbourg consortium's ezMETRICS project

Patrick Peiffer
Bibliotheque Nationale de Luxembourg

11.25

Break

11.35

Building a value story: communicating content and publisher value to senior managers.

Sarah Thompson
Head of Content and Open Research University of York

Sarah Thompson is Head of Content and Open Research at the University of York Library. She is responsible for the teams who acquire, catalogue and make available print and electronic information resources, as well the budgets associated with acquiring those resources and the technology that underpins their management and discovery. Her remit has recently expanded to include research support, which involves advocacy for open access, research data management and open research and compliance with funder mandates.

 

As a member of York’s Library & Archives Leadership Team Sarah is co-lead of three of their six strategic portfolios: Scholarship, Data & Intelligence and Staffing & Culture. She plays an active role in the White Rose Libraries Partnership, and is a member of the White Rose University Press Management Board. She also participates in a number of different national and international consortia groups and publisher and supplier advisory boards.

 

12.20

Summary and Finish

Birgit Fraser
Anglia Ruskin University

Birgit has worked in the Higher Education sector for 16 years. For the past year, she has worked as Head of Content Delivery and Discovery at Anglia Ruskin University. Birgit has overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational management of digital library systems, the technical functions relating to the acquisition and management of content in all its forms and associated workflow and manages the University Library’s materials budget. She is interested in the strategic environment, horizon-scanning for emerging models for accessing content and in developing strategies to maximise value for money, building on relationships with suppliers and consortia.

Nathan Newey
Collections Services Librarian University of Greenwich

Registration

September 01 2020 - 00:00 - October 19 2020 - 00:00

£ 60.00 + £ 12.00 VAT

UKSG Members

£ 72.00 + £ 14.40 VAT

UKSG Non-Members

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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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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