Metrics of monograph use in the Marston Science Library

Leonard, Michelle F. and Haas, Stephanie C. (2010) Metrics of monograph use in the Marston Science Library. In: Emerging Opportunities: 20th Annual SAIL meeting , April 27-30, 2010 ,Tifton, GA,

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Abstract

As academic libraries are increasingly supported by a matrix of databases functions, the use of data mining and visualization techniques offer significant potential for future collection development and service initiatives based on quantifiable data. While data collection techniques are still not standardized and results may be skewed because of granularity problems, faulty algorithms, and a host of other factors, useful baseline data is extractable and broad trends can be identified. The purpose of the current study is to provide an initial assessment of data associated with science monograph collection at the Marston Science Library (MSL), University of Florida. These sciences fall within the major Library of Congress Classification schedules of Q, S, and T, excluding R, TN, TR, and TT. Overall strategy of this project is to look at the potential science audiences within the university community and analyze data related to purchasing and circulation patterns, e-book usage, and interlibrary loan statistics. While a longitudinal study from 2004 to the present would be ideal, this paper presents the results from the academic year July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 which was chosen as the pilot period because all data reservoirs identified above were available.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Metrics of monograph use in the Marston Science Library
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Leonard, Michelle F.buckeye1@ufl.edu
Haas, Stephanie C.schaas@gmail.com
Refereed: No
Date: 2010
Event Title: Emerging Opportunities: 20th Annual SAIL meeting
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Tifton, GA
Event Dates: April 27-30, 2010
Issuing Agency: SAIL: a regional affiliate of IAMSLIC
Uncontrolled Keywords: metrics; science monographs; Marston Science Library; University of Florida; circulation; e-books; interlibrary loan; user populations
Subjects: Information Management
Item ID: 3032
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 03 May 2010 20:48
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2010 10:02
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3032

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