Whether through a serials review process or a detailed study, analyzing the value of e-resources at regular intervals is important to ensure their fit within your library’s collection and budget. While COUNTER statistics are vital for comparable analysis and reporting, there are other metrics and features that can be used to help assess, manage, and promote resources - giving more benefits to the end user.
We’ll look at how other metrics (i.e. impact factors, ILLs, turnaway statistics) and qualitative factors (i.e. perpetual access, open access, scholarly research support, recommendations, user feedback, classroom use, and curricula matching) offer actionable insights for librarians. This session will provide some perspectives and case examples, and a forum for discussing these issues.