Rachel A. Fleming-May is an assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She received her PhD from the University of Alabama in 2008, and she has published and presented about use and usage, including in Portal: Libraries and the Academy.
- About the Authors
As any librarian knows, libraries of all sizes and types invest a significant portion of their budget in the acquisition of electronic resources. In addition to implementing and administering these resources, librarians are also responsible for analyzing and demonstrating their cost-effectiveness.
In the new issue of Library Technology Reports, Jill E. Grogg and Rachel A. Fleming-May present a review of the state of the art of electronic resources use measurement, highlighting the importance of presenting clear and meaningful measurement of electronic resources use in research, assessment, and standards creation. They explore the nature of current standards, tools, and initiatives for measuring and reporting electronic resources usage.
Topics Covered in this Issue Include:
- Assessing Use and Usage
- Standards, Tools, and Other Products
- Improving Understanding of Electronic Resources Usage
- Practitioner Responses on the Collection and Use of Usage Statistics