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ER&L 2014

March 16–19, 2014

Austin, Texas

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Making Usage Data Meaningful

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:50 AM–10:35 AM CDT
Room 204
Conference Track

2. Collection Development & Assessment


benchmarks, usage data

Learning Objectives

Articulate a process for creating library peer groups, Identify library-specific factors that are related to high electronic resource usage


 Assessing the use of electronic resources is challenging for libraries. Establishing usage benchmarks within library peer groups and examining data beyond vendor-provided usage statistics develops a richer context for assessment.  This presentation will describe the process and results from a benchmarking study of over 200 libraries in North Carolina.

Online Conference

Online Conference Session


Jill Morris, NC LIVE
Emily Guhde, NC LIVE