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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. This online seminar will take place over one day Tuesday 19th October, for more details please visit the programme section below.

When

October 19 2021 - 10:00
to
October 19 2021 - 17:00

Where

Online
United Kingdom

About the Event

 

Registration

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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.

Both days will be recorded and available for playback on demand post event for registered delegates. 

We welcome participants from all corners of the globe to join our seminars, however speakers and topics are generally UK focussed, if you have any doubt about the suitability please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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.

Attendee Information

The webinar tool we use is Go to Webinar.   To test your system ahead of time visit https://support.goto.com/webinar/system-check-attendee

Accessibility

UKSG wants to provide the best possible experience for all our delegates, making presentations as accessible and inclusive as possible.

Our intention were possible is to strongly encourage our speakers to provide auto generated closed captioning for both live and recorded events as well as to make sure their slides as easy as possible for all people to read. In addition we can provide auto generated transcripts post event for each of the recorded sessions.

If you have particular accessibility needs or questions about this seminar/webinar, we welcome you to contact events@uksg.org

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Programme

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

10:00

Log in and Housekeeping

* All times quoted are BST (British Summer Time)

10:00

Chair's welcome and introduction

Meet our Chair's and Co-Chairs for the day. 

Birgit Fraser
Anglia Ruskin University

Birgit has worked in the Higher Education sector for 17 years. For the past year, she has worked as Assistant Director: Academic and Content Services at Anglia Ruskin University. Birgit leads teams in delivering high quality academic liaison and research support, acquiring and managing print and online collections, delivering content to users and providing a comprehensive range of information and digital skills training to support our staff and students.

Nathan Newey
Anglia Ruskin University

I have recently moved from the University of Greenwich to Anglia Ruskin University to take up the role of Head of Content Delivery and Discovery. I have overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational management of digital library systems (including content delivery, discoverability, library management system, reading list system, digital copies and interlibrary loan service). Oversee and develop the technical functions relating to the acquisition and management of content in all its forms and associated workflows and also monitor the library budget.

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

Anja van Hoek is Program Manager Online Resources at Brill, where she is overseeing Brill’s online publishing program. A major part of her role is the coordination of the various aspects - relating to Brill’s online publishing program - between publishing, sales and marketing. Working closely with the Data and Platform Teams within Brill’s Operation department she plays an important role in monitoring usage data.

10:10

E-resource renewal: decision-making made simple!

An overview of how Anglia Ruskin University approach the renewal of e-resource subscriptions using regular reviews, calculating a cost per use and submitting a business case when required. Usage and cost data is collated and maintained in a spreadsheet with colour-coding to identify resources that are not performing to our pre-agreed standard. This makes it easier to concentrate our decision-making on resources that are performing less well and documents our reasoning to further support decision-making in subsequent years.

Sarah Packard
Anglia Ruskin University

I have worked at Anglia Ruskin University for over 20 years in a variety of roles. Currently in my role as Content Delivery Librarian I am responsible for maintaining consistent and accurate metadata for all library resources ensuring that our holdings are accurately represented in our resource discovery layer and full access to our online resources is maintained. As part of my role I also collate and manipulate and present usage data to aid decision making with regard to renewal of our e-resources.

10:40

Using data to assess transformative agreements at the University of Salford

This session will explore how open access and publishing data is used alongside subscription and usage data to assess transformative agreements at the University of Salford. As a teaching intensive university, with specialist areas of research, deals must offer value for money and meet the current and future needs of students and researchers. We will discuss our experience of using Unsub data and describe the processes and frameworks we use for assessing deals and how our research and acquisitions teams work together.

Wendy Taylor
University of Salford

Wendy has been Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Salford since 2019 and has held previous roles in cataloguing and repositories. As part of her role in the Library's Research Support Team, she provides training and advice on open access, research dissemination and open research to PGRs and academic staff of all disciplines. She also manages applications to the University's institutional and UKRI open access funds and transformative agreements.

11:10

Break

11:30

Applying theory in practice - interactive exercise

This session provides an opportunity for delegates to share their thoughts and ideas in response to three practical decision making scenarios. Comments will be shared via the interactive online tool Padlet.

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.

12:00

Cancelling the Big Deal at SUNY: Making the Decision and Impacts on STEM Faculty at the University at Buffalo

The State University of New York (SUNY) system announced the cancellation of the Science Direct "Big Deal" in early 2020. The University at Buffalo (UB), a flagship institution in SUNY, is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. Erin Rowley, Head of Science & Engineering Library Services and Engineering Librarian, and Amanda McCormick, Sciences Librarian, served on the UB Libraries Science Direct Task Force leading up to the SUNY-wide cancellation decision. This session will discuss data and other information considered leading up to that decision, as well as impacts of the cancellation on science and engineering faculty, stemming from a multi-site study Ms. Rowley and Ms. McCormick took part in.

 

Erin Rowley
University at Buffalo

Erin Rowley is the Head of Science & Engineering Library Services at the University at Buffalo and serves as the Engineering Librarian as well as the Collections Coordinator for Sciences and Engineering. She holds an MLS from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and a BA degree in Communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Her research interests include grey literature in engineering, as well as the importance of information literacy and technical communication in the engineering education curriculum.

Amanda McCormick
University at Buffalo

Amanda McCormick is a member of the Science and Engineering Library Services team at the University at Buffalo, where she serves as the liaison librarian to Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics. She holds an MLS and a JD from the University at Buffalo, as well as a BS degree in Biology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Getting intelligent about data: observations from a senior leadership perspective.

 

Data can help us to tell compelling stories, evidence our decision making and demonstrate our value and impact, in order to support and influence our wider communities. Sarah will highlight some of the ways the University of York Library has used usage statistics and other data to communicate with key stakeholders, identify priorities and refine and develop its services and collections.

Sarah Thompson
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.

 

14:10

Break

14:30

Usage and Beyond: Telling a Story with Data

An exploration of the various metrics a publisher can provide and how you can use them to tell a story about your institution’s interactions with the publisher, the platform and the product. This session will cover what is included within the COUNTER reports, as well as touching on further metrics outside of those reports.

Rosie Norman
Taylor and Francis

​​​​​​​Rosie has worked at Taylor & Francis for the last 6 years. Her roles as Research & Analytics Manager sees her leading the Customer & Sales team within the Research & Analytics department, supporting the sales department with reporting, analysis and expertise on key customer metrics.

15:00

Panel Session

Birgit Fraser will host the panel session. 

Rosie Norman
Taylor & Francis

​​​​​​​Rosie has worked at Taylor & Francis for the last 6 years. Her roles as Research & Analytics Manager sees her leading the Customer & Sales team within the Research & Analytics department, supporting the sales department with reporting, analysis and expertise on key customer metrics.

Wendy Taylor
University of Salford

Wendy has been Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Salford since 2019 and has held previous roles in cataloguing and repositories. As part of her role in the Library's Research Support Team, she provides training and advice on open access, research dissemination and open research to PGRs and academic staff of all disciplines. She also manages applications to the University's institutional and UKRI open access funds and transformative agreements.

Sarah Thompson
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.

 

Erin Rowley
University at Buffalo

Erin Rowley is the Head of Science & Engineering Library Services at the University at Buffalo and serves as the Engineering Librarian as well as the Collections Coordinator for Sciences and Engineering. She holds an MLS from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and a BA degree in Communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Her research interests include grey literature in engineering, as well as the importance of information literacy and technical communication in the engineering education curriculum.

15:30

Summary and close of day

Registration

August 04 2021 - 00:00 - October 18 2021 - 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.

Contact

General queries - events@uksg.org 

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Cancellations

The closing date for cancellations is Friday 1st October, after which date cancellations will not be eligible for a refund.  Cancellation should be sent into writing to events@uksg.org.  All registrants will be sent a link to a recording after the event.

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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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