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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 29th November & Wednesday 30th November, for more details please visit the programme section below.

When

November 29 2022 - 13:00
to
November 30 2022 - 12:45

Where

Online
United Kingdom

About the Event

 

Registration

Unfortunately, all the seminar is now fully booked - if you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please sign up here

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.  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

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

Programme

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

13:00

Introduction & Welcome

* all times are GMT

Klara Finnimore
Royal College of Art

Klara is the Journals and E-Resources Librarian at the Royal College of Art. 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.

13:10

Cancelling the Big Deal at the University at Buffalo (SUNY): Two Years Out

It has been more than two years since the State University of New York (SUNY) system announced the cancellation of the Science Direct "Big Deal." The University at Buffalo (UB), a flagship institution in SUNY, is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. Amanda McCormick, Science Librarian, and Erin Rowley, Head of Science & Engineering Library Services and Engineering Librarian, continue to explore the impact of the ScienceDirect cancellation on faculty and students in sciences and engineering at UB. This session will present updated UB-specific data and statistics related to ScienceDirect content. Instructional issues and alternative strategies and tools for access to articles will also be covered.

Erin Rowley
University at Buffalo

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

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.

13:40

COUNTER is changing - what you need to know

The scholarly communication community relies on COUNTER to provide the standard for usage metrics. In this session Tasha will outline why COUNTER needs to change (cough, OA, cough) and what is being done for the upcoming Release 5.1 to address those needs.

Tasha Mellins-Cohen
COUNTER & Mellins-Cohen Consulting

With two decades of scholarly publishing experience across not-for-profit and commercial publishers and publishing industry bodies, and a history of volunteering with scholarly communication bodies, Tasha understands and appreciates the changing pressures on publishers, librarians, funders, researchers and research institutions.

Data and standards are essential underpinnings for our community, from the metadata standards that help optimise discoverability to the usage metrics that are one aspect of measuring impact. Her combined roles as COUNTER's Project Director and founder of an independent consultancy business helping publishers achieve a sustainable transition to open access both rely on that pairing of data and standards.

14:10

Break

14:30

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 and a member of the Library, Archives and Learning Services Leadership Team at the University of York. She takes an active role in the RLUK Collection Strategy Network and 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.

 

15:00

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 that can be used alongside them for further insight.

Rosie Norman
Taylor and Francis

Rosie has worked at Taylor & Francis for the last 7 years and leads the Customer & Sales team within the Research & Analytics Department, supporting the Commercial teams with reporting, analytics and exterise on key customer metrics, such as COUNTER 5.

15:30

Wrap and Close

Klara Finnimore
Royal College of Art

Klara is the Journals and E-Resources Librarian at the Royal College of Art. 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.

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

10:00

Introduction to day 2

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.

10:05

Transforming decision-making in the library: the University of Nottingham perspective on Read and Publish agreements

This Breakout session explores the work of UoN Libraries’ Read & Publish Group (R&P Group) in reviewing and managing Transitional Agreements (TAs), balancing budgetary costs and providing access to resources whilst also maximising publishing opportunities for our researchers.                                                

University of Nottingham Libraries are committed to supporting Plan S principles and adopting Transitional Agreements (or Transformative Agreements). There is an inherent tension between the Read and Publish aspects of TAs, and a new approach was required was to manage these very different and sometimes competing priorities in a challenging and competitive research and teaching environment. 

Paul Cavanagh
University of Nottingham

Paul Cavanagh is Senior Librarian, Resource Acquisitions at University of Nottingham Libraries, with responsibility for purchasing and providing access to resources in print and electronic formats including books, journals, scans and digitisations and other materials. Paul has extensive experience of content and collection management and subject librarianship within HE and FE libraries.

Paul's recent focus has been on managing transitional Read and Publish agreements with colleagues from UoN Libraries' Research Support team. His professional interests include evidence based decision making in acquisitions, copyright guidance and improving access to resources and accessible formats for users.

Julie Baldwin
University of Nottingham

Julie Baldwin has been working in Libraries for the last 10 years, firstly in Customer Services roles and then moving into Research Support after she'd qualified from Sheffield with her MA in Librarianship in 2017. She is currently a Research Librarian within the University of Nottingham Libraries' Research Support Team. Within the team, her particular focuses include open access, research data management and copyright.

10:45

Break

11:05

Altmetrics - if you look beyond the numbers, you’ll find meaning

Altmetrics or alternative indicators of scholarly interest can tell us a lot about research and how it is being received beyond the traditional citation and impact factor scores, that much we know. But what else can altmetrics tell us about our research world, especially producing the outputs, communicating them and what opportunities can we leverage from all of this? We’re not yet using altmetrics to their full potential but in the course of this short talk Andy will provide a few insights on how we can make better use of this data to gain a better grasp and understanding of our scholarly world.

Andrew Tattersall
University of Sheffield

Andy Tattersall is an Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at The University of Sheffield. Andy writes, teaches and gives talks about digital academia, technology, scholarly communications, open research, web and information science, apps, altmetrics and social media. In particular, their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge exchange and collaboration. Andy has a mix of applied skills and theoretical knowledge and very much practises what he preaches.
Andy received a Senate Award from The University of Sheffield for his pioneering work on Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Andy was named in Jisc’s Top 10 Social Media Superstars. He was a member of the Cilip Digital Technology Committee (MmIT) for 10 years (2 as Chair) and is a member of the UKSG Events and Education Committee. Andy co-wrote and edited a book on Altmetrics for Facet Publishing which is aimed at researchers and librarians.

11:35

Role of JUSP in gathering usage statistics and informing decision makin

JUSP save libraries time and effort by collecting and collating usage statistics into one place. JUSP’s reports and visualisations allow libraries to focus more effort on analysing and monitoring use, value and impact of resources. In this presentation, we will look at how JUSP works, the importance the COUNTER and SUSHI standards, and provide examples of how JUSP’s reports and visualisations can help libraries make data informed decisions when it comes to renewing, purchasing, and promoting e-resources.

Laura Wong
JUSP

Laura Wong is product manager for two COUNTER-based usage statistics services (JUSP and IRUS) and works within the Jisc licensing intelligence and analytics team. Laura has worked at Jisc for 8 years and previously worked in academic libraries in e-resource roles.

 

12:05

Waste Not Want Not: Using Usage Statistics in Etextbook Renewals and Negotiations

This presentation will look at how the high cost of Etextbooks has been offset at Imperial College by utilising current and historic usage data to more accurately predict licence redemption. Libraries have traditionally used hard-to-access, inaccurate FTE numbers to determine how many etextbook licences they need to order, often across multiple modules where FTEs may be duplicated. Data suggests, as a result, many expensive licences go unredeemed.

Imperial's Acquistions team has been buying etextbooks and recording usage stats for a number of years, and in this presentation will share how they have turned etextbook purchasing into an evidence-based activity.

Andrew Knight
Imperial College London

Andrew has been Acquisitions & Content Services Manager at Imperial College London since May 2020. This is a strategic role which looks after acquisitions, metadata and document delivery across seven Imperial College Libraries, identifying and implementing new technologies and innovations, and advising the Library leadership team and colleagues across the College on sector developments.

Andrew represents Imperial College at a sector level on a number of national groups and networks including the Joint Consortia tender working party, the SUPC contract management group, and Jisc's Learning Content expert group. His particular interests are around collection development, open access monographs, and library-supplier relations.


 

12:35

Wrap up and close

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.

Registration

October 27 2022 - 04:00 - November 28 2022 - 12:00

£ 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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The closing date for cancellations is Friday 18th November, 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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