Maximizing Library Investments in Digital Collections Through Better Data Gathering and Analysis (MaxData)
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Funded by IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Award Number: LG-02-04-0034-04
Awardee Institution Name: University of Tennessee
Grant Period: 2005-2008
The purpose of this project, “Maximizing Library Investments in Digital Collections Through Better Data Gathering and Analysis (MaxData)”, is to provide librarians with cost and benefit information about the main methods of gathering and analyzing usage data for electronic collections (including: COUNTER-compliant reports supplied by vendors; those that are not COUNTER-compliant; locally gathered log data, including deep log analysis; and surveys.) To accomplish this main purpose, we have identified, gathered, and analyzed usage data from many different sources for the University of Tennessee and OhioLink libraries. A cost-benefit model for usage data is being developed with comparisons of different methods that can be used in libraries.