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Friday, November 4 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Article Lending's Impact on Institutional Usage

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In this poster session we will investigate the relationship between Rapid ILL lending counts and Columbia University's subscribed journal usage. Using a test case, we will examine individually subscribed journals from one publisher and cross reference those journals with their COUNTER JR1 usage and ILL lending usage over three years (2013-2015). For these journal titles, we will investigate what percentage of use is coming from our lending requests and if this relationship changes how we should view our journal cost per use. In so doing, we will determine the impact, if any, lending counts have on our cost per use metric.

The goals of this project will be to provide a workflow and advice for how to incorporate ILL usage into collection assessment and development. We hope that the outcomes from this project will benefit librarians in making informed decisions with regards to retention of their individually subscribed journal collections.

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Colleen Major

Head of Electronic Resources Management, Columbia University
Colleen Major is Head of Electronic Resources Management: Operations & Analysis for Columbia University Libraries, where her work focuses on the electronic resource life cycle.
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Krystie Wilfong

Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian, Columbia University
Krystie is the Collection Assessment & Analysis Librarian for the Science and Engineering division of Columbia University Libraries. She received her B.A. from Gettysburg College in 2008 and her M.L.I.S. from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science in 2013. Previously... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401