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)
Virginia A. Dressler
Kent State University
Kent State University – Kent Campus
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.