All that Glitters Isn’t Gold: The Complexities of Usage Statistics as an Assessment Tool for Digital Libraries

Title

All that Glitters Isn’t Gold: The Complexities of Usage Statistics as an Assessment Tool for Digital Libraries

Subject

Web Analytics,
DSpace,
Institutional Repository,
Digital Collection Assessment,
Digital Collection Evaluation,
Digital Repository,
Use Statistics

Description

Digital collection assessment has focused mainly on evaluating systems, metadata and usability. While use evaluation is discussed in the literature, there are no standard criteria and methods for how to perform assessment on use effectively. This paper asserts that use statistics have complexities that prohibit meaningful interpretation and assessment. The authors aim to discover the problems inherent in the assessment of digital collection use statistics and propose solutions to address such issues.

Creator

Yang, Le; Perrin, Joy M.; Barba, Shelley; Winkler, Heidi

Date

2017

Rights

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Relation

The Electronic Library, 35(1), 185-197

Language

eng

Type

Text

Collection

Citation

Yang, Le; Perrin, Joy M.; Barba, Shelley; Winkler, Heidi , “All that Glitters Isn’t Gold: The Complexities of Usage Statistics as an Assessment Tool for Digital Libraries,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed May 22, 2019, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/141.