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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Collaborating to Analyze E-Journal Use Data: A Discussion of Cross-Institutional Cost-Per-Use Analysis Projects within the UNC System

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The transition from print to e-resource collections has created unprecedented potential for libraries to collaborate in the collation and analysis of use data. This presentation will consider how libraries can harness this potential to better understand and enhance return-on-investment for their e-journal subscriptions. Specifically, it will discuss two projects within the University of North Carolina (UNC) system through which the system libraries shared use data to make cross-institutional analyses of expenditures, use, and cost-per-use (CPU). The first project, initiated by one of the presenters in the early 2011, centered on the analysis of e-resource CPU data shared among four UNC libraries. The second project was participated in by all UNC system libraries in May of 2012 and resulted from a mandate issued by the UNC General Administration to compare the expenditures for and use of the system libraries’ journal subscriptions. Throughout the discussion of these projects, the presentation will emphasize the opportunities and challenges of collaborative analysis of e-journal use data.


Speakers
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Patrick Carr

Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions, East Carolina University
Patrick Carr is Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library. Prior to starting at East Carolina University in 2008, he worked in serials librarian positions at Mississippi State University for three and a half years. Patrick holds an MLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, an MA in English from the University of Rochester, and a BA from St. Bonaventure University. He is a frequent... Read More →
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Virginia Martin

Electronic Resources Acquisitions Coordinator, Duke University Libraries
Virginia Martin is Electronic Resources Acquisitions Coordinator at Duke University Libraries. Previously, she held positions as Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian and Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions at Joyner Library, East Carolina University.


Friday November 9, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Francis Marion Rutledge Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403