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Wednesday, November 8 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
09 Journal Packages: Another Look at Predicting COUNTER and ILL Use

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A recent study by Scott (2016) examined how ILL (interlibrary loan) requests correlate to COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) usage in newly-subscribed journal packages. The study posited that a 1:17 (ILL:COUNTER) ratio could be used to predict journal usage in new packages or to predict ILL usage for journal titles if a package is canceled. Our project replicated this study with a different journal package by comparing ILL usage for the year preceding the acquisition of a new Sage journal package to COUNTER usage for the following year. Analysis revealed a similar ILL to COUNTER usage ratio but also some surprising findings related to denials and to overall package usage.

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Barbara Bishop

Librarian for Communication, Journalism & Theatre, Auburn University Libraries
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Adelia Grabowsky

Health Sciences Librarian, Auburn University Libraries
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Liza Weisbrod

Librarian, Auburn University Libraries

Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401