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Making sense of e-book usage data

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dc.contributor.author Cox, John en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-05T09:54:08Z en
dc.date.available 2008-09-05T09:54:08Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Cox, J. 'Making sense of e-book usage data.' 'The Acquisitions Librarian' 19 (3/4), 2007, pp. 193-212. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/17 en
dc.description.abstract This article provides an overview of the types of statistical data available for e-book usage and includes examples from specifc vendors, along with coverage of standards such as COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources). It describes ways in which usage data can be employed for purposes such as monitoring of e-book uptake and collection development. Limitations with regard to vendor usage statistics are highlighted, and the importance of supplementing them with surveys and other studies of user behavior is emphasized, with examples. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Acquisitions Librarian en
dc.subject electronic books en
dc.subject usage statistics en
dc.subject user studies en
dc.title Making sense of e-book usage data en
dc.type Article en

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