EBSCO makes collecting and evaluating usage data simple and direct so librarians can make the most efficient, informed collection development decisions.
Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has released EBSCONET® Analytics™ — the first phase of a multi-tiered upgrade for EBSCONET®. With the release of EBSCONET Analytics, EBSCO now offers the only decision support metrics and analysis tools available directly in the e-journal & e-package subscription management workflow. EBSCO makes collecting and evaluating usage data simple and direct so librarians can make the most efficient, informed collection development decisions.
While all EBSCONET users will be able to analyze the content of their e-journal and e-package collections, EBSCONET® Usage Consolidation™ customers will benefit from additional metrics and reporting options. Through a combination of EBSCONET Usage Consolidation and Analytics, librarians can take advantage of real-time insights into critical usage data, including cost-per-use, in a dashboard that provides easy-to-read data enabling rapid analysis of e-journals and e-packages.
In the first phase of the release, the combination of EBSCONET Usage Consolidation and Analytics provides customers data focused on e-packages and individual order analysis. For packages, the in-context dashboard of analytics — fully integrated within the EBSCONET workflow — provides instant access to average cost per use; percentage of titles with use; usage from the 20% of titles with most use; trends from prior years and much more. For individual orders, the cost and usage are supplemented by cost per use, prior-year trends and comparative averages by subject, fund code and more.
Subsequent releases will include additional reporting such as analyzing cost, title and usage by subject, fund code, publisher, format and purchase type for one or more years. Reports can be presented as pie charts, bar charts or detailed reports that can highlight the entire collection to individual elements. Ultimately, an overall order dashboard will be available to provide a single, overarching view that graphically represents analyses of subscriptions, costs and usage by subject, fund code and more.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 420,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.