PART 2: The Evolution of Usage: Analyzing and Benchmarking Use
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Using usage statistics in various forms has been an important topic for those evaluating library collections, and making purchase and cancellation decisions. New research projects in libraries are amassing and analyzing standardized usage data across many different types of libraries and resources to identify new usage benchmarks for resources.This webcast will highlight a few of these projects and report on what librarians working with them are seeing so far.
Emily Guhde – Online Services Librarian, NC Live
Emily Guhde is an Online Services Librarian at NC LIVE, a consortium of North Carolina libraries, providing digital content and services to public and academic libraries statewide. Her work at NC LIVE is dedicated to supporting the needs of member libraries, including working to improve data reporting and analysis for online resource use. She holds Master’s degrees in Library Science and Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jill Morris – Assistant Director, NC Live
Jill Morris began working with NC LIVE in 2009. In her role as Assistant Director, Jill manages the statewide consortium’s daily operations, outreach, marketing and communications, and participates in the licensing and negotiation of electronic content. Jill holds a B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Geneseo with high school teaching certification. In 2005, Jill moved to North Carolina, where she earned a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Michael Levine-Clark - Professor, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, University of Denver
Michael Levine-Clark is the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services at the University of Denver Libraries. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, and serves as co-editor for scholarly articles. He has been a member or chair of many committees within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and has served on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards. He is currently serving as the co-chair of a NISO working group to develop recommended practices for Demand Driven Acquisition of Monographs and as the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 4th edition. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries and the development of demand-driven acquisition models.
Jason Price - Program Manager, Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)
Jason Price is Program Manager at the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). He earned a doctorate in plant evolutionary ecology from Indiana University Bloomington where he gained in depth experience as a teacher and researcher before pursuing a Masters in Library Science. He thoroughly enjoys applying data analysis skills he developed during graduate school to current library challenges. During his 10 years as a librarian at The Claremont Colleges, he worked as Science & Electronic Resources Librarian, Interim Director of Information Technology, Collections and Acquisitions Manager, and finally Interim Director of the Library. His role as Program Manager at SCELC provides the opportunities to work with libraries, publishers and other consortia to increase pricing equity and improve products. He has been publishing and speaking about electronic resource usage, discovery and access since 2005.
John MacDonald - Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
John McDonald is the Associate Dean for Collections at the University of Southern California.
He has degrees in History and Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He most recently worked for the Claremont Colleges as Chief Information Officer and also as interim Library Director and has held positions at the California Institute of Technology and Virginia Commonwealth University. Active professionally, John has published a number of articles on collection development and information usage behaviors, with a focus on statistical analysis of data. He has served on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards, as well as on the Executive Committee of the COUNTER and the Board of Directors for the SCELC Consortium. He is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 4th edition.
Bonnie Tijerina - Head of E-Resources and Serials, Harvard Library
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