Overview – I’ll share some things… 1. SAGE is doing now for customers and partners, as well as for internal strategic development 2. SAGE is working on to apply to both external and internal needs 3. Other things we’re considering doing down the line
First, to provide some context for what I’ll present today, I’d like to share a bit about the team I work in at SAGE. The Online Products Team is a global group dedicated to the delivery of innovative, commercially-driven online products geared toward the changing needs of the library market. I lead the product management portion of this new department, which is best represented by this workflow demonstrating the cyclic relationship between our vision for the development of SAGE’s products, informed by market research to continue to grow our knowledge of what users need from us.
Today, we’re doing a number of things to share usage of our online products with customers and publishing partners…. COUNTER data available directly to library administrators Reports to consortia with usage comparisons over time and by discipline COUNTER and Google Analytics data provided to journal publishing partners
For example – This table was included in a recent Q1 report to an unnamed consortia partner, to demonstrate a year-to-date view of their growing usage since 2007
Today, for strategic development… Annual usage targets and benchmarking, used to guide marketing / sales campaigns Deploy usage-driving campaigns and monitor their effectiveness Cross-institutional comparisons, by consortia, region, product, etc. Web analytics applied to feature development & platform maintenance
Another example – our Library Marketing team developed an awareness campaign by promoting SAGE articles directly to authors of highly ranked journals in Web of Science. For example, authors of recent articles in a well-regarded journal in criminology would receive personalized emails from SAGE drawing their attention to related content on SJO. While we enjoyed positive individual reactions, we also measured impact of these campaigns on usage by discipline.
For example – we saw steadily increasing trends of mobile web access of our journal sites as a driver for development of our mobile delivery strategy for SJO
Next, I’d like to share a bit about what we’re working on offering customers soon Usage in context – cross-institutional averages, likely using Carnegie classifications or geographic regions Third-party usage aggregation Web analytics incorporated into reports, for richer understanding of value
For example – our newest online product is SAGE Research Methods Online, which provides a number of innovative tools for content discovery and selection. Standard COUNTER database reports will only show thin numbers of searches and sessions, which disregard the use of data visualization options, such as the Methods Map…We’d like to integration web analytics of features such as this to communicate the relative value of the product to our customers (esp. when renewal time comes around).
Next, a few points about what we’re working on for internal strategic development needs Third-party usage aggregation Comprehensive product performance dashboards for well-rounded perspective – where we can see high-level COUNTER stats alongside web analytics, discoverability tests, sales, and market research, like usability metrics and surveys Global benchmarking
For example – back to SRMO, here’s a snapshot of the dashboard we’re developing, to record various points of interest from Google Analytics. We’re also monitoring the Google page rank for a targeted selection of key terms and assessing the impact of various discoverability efforts to increase the visibility of our product via open web search engines.
We want to expand the ways we communicate product value to our customers and peers via usage data – which requires context Synchronizing usability testing and market research findings with usage data How to tie usage data to trends in research behavior Differentiating by user persona
Usage statistics for wiser business decisions 33 rd Annual SSP Meeting Lettie Conrad Online Product Manager, SAGE
Annual usage targets and benchmarking, used to guide marketing / sales campaigns
Deploy usage-driving campaigns and monitor their effectiveness
Web analytics applied to feature development & platform maintenance
CAMPAIGN TITLES Title Sum of Jan Sum of Feb Sum of Mar Sum of Apr Feb % Change Mar % Change Apr % Change Criminal Justice and Behavior 3,250 5,937 6,790 7,048 83% 14% 4% The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 4,056 6,966 7,717 8,350 72% 11% 8% Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 1,392 2,576 2,978 3,229 85% 16% 8% Grand Total 8,698 15,479 17,485 18,627 78% 13% 7% Usage went up for promoted titles in the schools that were targeted 78% in the month of the campaign, 13% in the following month, and 7% two months after.
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