The JISC-funded Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) provides higher education libraries with a single point of access to journal usage statistics from a large range of publishers. It also provides a number of journal level and summary reports to assist in the use of these data for collection management and decision making. As a community-based resource, JUSP has around 150 UK higher education and research council libraries as members and collects data from over 40 publishers and intermediary services.
Phase I of the Library Impact Data Project (LIDP) showed a statistically significant relationship across a number of universities between library activity data (specifically the number of items borrowed and logins to e-resources in the library) and student attainment.
Phase II of LIDP seeks to deepen our understanding of this relationship by investigating additional data from the University of Huddersfield in order to understand better how library activity relates to student attainment, including causal relationships.
This paper will highlight some of the results from our quantitative data analysis including:
Finally the paper will recommend further study and suggest strategic aims and objectives that could result from the project.
In this presentation Martin Fautley will discuss perspectives concerning the use of library facilities for both academic research, and of teaching undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral research students how to undertake this important activity. Professor Fautley works in the areas of assessment, creativity, and teaching and learning. His students work across a broad swathe of educational endeavour.
This presentation will present aspects of use of facilities, and how these can be key to research, dissemination, and publication, but will also discuss challenges to those involved on all sides of the interface – suppliers, stakeholders, gatekeepers, and users.
There are many aspects of practice in the fast-changing world of pedagogy and research today, and this presentation will offer a range of thoughts, examples, and provocations to the status quo.
There are often very polarised views
about allowing students to select library books. Traditionalists may see
it as an act of reckless abandon on behalf of library staff: a
dereliction of our core duty as collection developers. Others see it as
a natural progression, helping us to create library collections that
better meet the evolving needs of our core patrons. Steering a path
between such diverging viewpoints can be challenging, but our experience
of running PDA has been overwhelmingly positive. This presentation will
reflect on what we have learnt so far and suggest how the service may
The e-book marketplace and use of e-books is
growing, such that users and consumers increasingly expect libraries to
provide fast and flexible access to e-books. However, in providing
e-book services, libraries will be in competition with other e-book
providers. Accordingly, the success of
e-book services in academic
libraries will depend on the marketing and promotion of e-book services.
This paper reports on research into the marketing and promotion of
e-books in academic libraries in the UK. It reports on the variety of
approaches used, including engaging academics in recommendations, and
presents some perspectives on the future, including the key issues and