Analytics | Annual Meeting Symphony III
May 16, 2024 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM(America/Chicago)
20240516T0900 20240516T0945 America/Chicago Using Counter Data for Collection Assessment Projects: Question, Confirm and Trust Our library has collected and stored Counter usage reports in Alma for many years, but our library’s use of this data has been mainly for conveying the large, total numbers required for annual reports and surveys. When our library’s Collection Development team undertook a massive project to revise budget allocations across all subject areas and started to drill into usage of individual titles to help with this assessment, we discovered discrepancies that made us question what the data was telling us. Specifically, titles that should have shown high usage were reported with no usage. This consequently made us question the accuracy of everything. In this presentation we will explain how prior cataloging decisions may have contributed to these problems as well as what steps we have taken to improve the situation as we continue to pursue projects like this. Symphony III Ex Libris Knowledge Days and ELUNA Events 2024 eluna-conf-planning@exlibrisusers.org
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Our library has collected and stored Counter usage reports in Alma for many years, but our library’s use of this data has been mainly for conveying the large, total numbers required for annual reports and surveys. When our library’s Collection Development team undertook a massive project to revise budget allocations across all subject areas and started to drill into usage of individual titles to help with this assessment, we discovered discrepancies that made us question what the data was telling us. Specifically, titles that should have shown high usage were reported with no usage. This consequently made us question the accuracy of everything. In this presentation we will explain how prior cataloging decisions may have contributed to these problems as well as what steps we have taken to improve the situation as we continue to pursue projects like this.
Alma
Identify issues that may impact title level usage reports
Systems Librarian
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Eastern Michigan University
 Angela Flenner
Acquisitions & Resource Management Coordinator
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College of Charleston
 Catherine Tully
Library Specialist
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College of The Sequoias
Electronic Resource Management
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California State University, Bakersfield
Using Counter Data for Collection Assessment Pr...
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