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Monitoring and evaluation of electronic resource use

Librarians need to actively monitor the use of the journals, books and databases that they buy to be sure they are buying the products their users want and that they are getting value for money. There are particular challenges and opportunities associated with evaluating electronic information resources.

We help university and research library consortia and similar bodies develop training for their members that will allow them to:

Our work in this area is aimed primarily at librarians as they stand to beneft the most — particularly if they have a monitoring and evaluation role in their institution, an interest and ideally some experience in downloading publisher usage reports.

For more information, including publications and resources, use the following links.

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