Conference Paper: “Beyond Google Analytics: Using the ‘Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources’…”
The following paper will be presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Metrics: 2015: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (an ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2015 pre-conference event)
Beyond Google Analytics: Using the ‘Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources’ to embed metrics and gauge use of regional digital collections
Virginia A. Dressler
Kent State University
Kent State University – Kent Campus
SelectedWorks of Virginia A Dressler
Recently, Kent State University Libraries has been expanding digital collections, in particular highlighting content from the regional library collections. As the digital collections continue to grow, our team wanted to find a way to apply defined metrics to ascertain the use of digital resources through qualitative and quantitative methods, in a more extensive and comprehensive method than Google Analytics. This paper will present the construction of metrics to analyze the use (and reuse) of the digital collections with a number of open-source tools.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.