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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

Visit our "Search the ER&L 2015 Program" page to peruse all the accepted and peer-reviewed sessions for the 10th Anniversary Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, February 22-25, 2015.

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Solving Budget Problems with Electronic Resource Analysis (without Firing Anyone or Cutting Services!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:15 PM–1:30 PM CST
Room 301
Conference Track

2. Collection Development & Assessment


Usage Statistics . . . and . . . Cost-Per-Search

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to find new ways to question the status-quo, make difficult deselection decisions decidedly easier and encourage buy-in from reluctant stakeholders.


Tracking usage statistics and cost-per-search helps analyze electronic subscription collections. Many other less-than-obvious factors go into collection development and weeding decisions. Learn how CSU-Pueblo absorbed a $50,000 budget cut without firing anyone or cutting services to the campus. They merely examined the data you don’t think about.


Maria Hugger, MA, MLIS, EBSCO