Category Archives: Libraries

Using JUSP COUNTER JR1 usage data to review DMU Library’s ScienceDirect journal titles

I have previously blogged about my work in helping DMU Library to create a framework to move towards a more data-driven process for online resources renewals. The context for this work is to ensure that DMU Library is making well informed, evidence-based decisions … Continue reading

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Reflections on #Digifest17

This week I attended my third Jisc Digifest conference. The free-to-attend event is hosted annually at the ICC in Birmingham, and is organised by Jisc to celebrate all things “digital” in the education sector. Here are a few of my … Continue reading

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How do academic libraries value their electronic resources?

UK academic libraries spend millions on electronic resources annually to support learning, teaching and research at their institutions. Demonstrating the value of these online resources presents a number of challenges for libraries, especially when it comes to attributing value to … Continue reading

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Using LibAnswers to manage e-resources user enquiries at DMU Library

The Content Delivery Team at DMU Library & Learning Services have recently started to trial Springshare’s LibAnswers service, in the hope it will assist the library to manage its e-resource troubleshooting activities more effectively and seamlessly. Previous to using LibAnswers, … Continue reading

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Library e-resources usage & cost analysis – creating a template spreadsheet.

Part of my work in the DMU Library Content Delivery Team is to head up the capture, collation and dissemination of library e-resource usage stats. The library buys many different types of online resources, from many different vendors, and all … Continue reading

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