13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Operational Aspects of Using Electronic Information Resources

Session coordinator: Filip Vojtášek, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 30. 5. 2008, 9.00 - 11.50, Auditorium D

Usage Statistics - a Publisher's Perspective

Autor: Jackie Cahoon, Wiley-Blackwell, United Kingdom



Usage statistics are an invaluable tool in learning about your users' reading preferences. With the widespread adoption of the COUNTER code of practice, they even allow comparisons between different vendors. Yet although "the numbers" appear completely objective there are a number of - trivial and not-so-trivial – considerations when evaluating usage data. This presentation gives one publisher's view of customer usage analysis and also presents how usage analysis impacts publisher policies, practice and pricing.

About author:

Jackie Cahoon is Regional Sales Director for Central Europe and the Middle East for Wiley-Blackwell. She has worked for 10 years in the publishing industry, though trained and worked as a librarian in the UK.

Other papers in this session:

Exploit Your E-collections to Full

Author: Helle Lauridsen, ProQuest, United Kingdom

Support in Using of Electronic Information Resources at CTU

Author: Ilona Trtíková, Czech Technical University in Prague - Computing and Information Centre, Czech Republic


Barbora Ramajzlová, Czech Technical University

Serials Solutions 360 - Software Makes It Possible But the Knowledgebase Makes It Work

Author: Nick Phipps, Serials Solutions, United Kingdom

E-resources Portal of National Medical Library

Author: Filip Kříž, National Medical Library, Czech Republic


Ondrej Horsak / Lenka Maixnerova / Helena Bouzkova, National Medical Library, Czech Republic