Determining Usage When Vendors Do Not Provide Data
When library resource vendors do not provide usage data in consistent, manipulable formats, librarians must find other means to enable themselves to make data-driven collection development decisions. At Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Libraries, two different approaches have been implemented: OpenURL link resolver analysis and EZproxy log analysis using grep, a GNU open source command-line utility. This column provides an overview of each solution.
Smith, Kelly, & Arneson, Jens (2017). Determining Usage When Vendors Do Not Provide Data. Serials Review, 43(1), 46-50. doi:10.1080/00987913.2017.1281788