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Conference Opening Session

Session coordinator: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 27. 5. 2009, 10.30 - 13.00, Vencovsky Aula

Measuring Value and Journal Article Reading Patterns: Changes Over Time

Autor: Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee, USA



Libraries collect data about their users and use of collections for many reasons. Amount of use is an implicit measure of the value of a library’s electronic collection. Surveys of users give a detailed picture of users or user groups and provide explicit measures of value and outcomes of reading and library collections. Log data and surveys together can be used to show patterns of use by academic staff and students and the value and purpose of reading scholarly journal articles.

About author:

Carol Tenopir is a Chancellor's Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Director of Research for the College of Communication and Information, and Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies. Dr. Tenopir is the author of 5 books and over 200 journal articles, is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and since 1983 has written the "Online Databases" column for Library Journal. She is the recipient of the 1993 Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award from the American Society for Information Science/Institute for Scientific Information and the 2000 ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence. She also received the 2002 American Society for Information Science & Technology, Research Award and the 2004 International Information Industry Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other papers in this session:

Welcome Address

Author: Richard Hindls, rector, University of Ecomics, Czech Republic

Opening Address

Author: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Attempts at Innovation in Scholarly Communication

Author: Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Library/Information Prospects: Three Views of the Future

Author: David Bawden, City University London, United Kingdom