LibMeter Case 01 DE Univ Duesseldorf ULBD

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This case report was presented during a session on electronic usage analysis that was held as part of a seminar about library evaluation for 3rd year librarian students at the Cologne University of Applied Science (FH Köln), Germany on May 7th 2009

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  • LibMeter Case 01 DE Univ Duesseldorf ULBD

    1. 1. „ Virtual Use“ & Linking Services Parameters, Development & Trends LibMeter Case Study #1 University Library Düsseldorf - ULBD Cologne University of Applied Sciences (FH-Köln IIW) Institut für Informationswissenschaft Seminar on Library Evaluation (S. FÜHLES-UBACH) Peter Ahrens Guest Lecture V1.00a Cologne, 7th May 2009
    2. 2. LibMeter Case_01 <ul><li>This LibMeter Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>is related to the following </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare Presentations on </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Library Usage Measuring: </li></ul><ul><li>LibMeter Seminar Introduction Basics </li></ul><ul><li>LibMeter Seminar Current Practice </li></ul>x
    3. 3. LibMeter Case _ Study #1 <ul><li>Electronic Linking Services </li></ul><ul><li>@ ULBD Uni Düsseldorf </li></ul>Data: Public or Personal Communication, May 2009, Courtesy of I. SIEBERT & J. KREISCHE, ULBD Düsseldorf
    4. 4. New Generation Web Services of Libraries: Linking
    5. 5. Finding Services & Linking Services offered by Scholarly Libraries on Web <ul><li>Search in one System </li></ul><ul><li>Search in many Systems at once </li></ul><ul><li>Point to something in other system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conventional, static </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. EZB, DBIS generic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Context sensitive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. EZB library view </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OpenURL mediated </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Kinds of Linking Services </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals = EZB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Standard (D) since 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases = DBIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Standard (D) since 2004 (?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Articles = OpenURL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>„ Article Level Linking“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>„ Deep Linking“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO-Standard since 2006 </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. E-Journal Access via Regensburg Cooperative Catalogue (EZB) <ul><li>EZB = </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Journal Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative Project of University Regensburg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Term Support through Community & Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entirely web hosted, with Libraries Views & Services (IP based or self-assigned) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on Cooperative Cataloguing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Established National Community Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally Growing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Per 2009 ca. 500 Participating Libraries </li></ul></ul>Data: Jahresbericht 2007 / Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg, 2008
    7. 7. Looking monthly at 1 Library & 1 Parameter (EZB eJournal Linking) over time (2000-2009)
    8. 8. EZB eJournal Usage Curves (by months) superimposed for Years 2000-2009 Data: Courtesy of M. MÜLLER, ULB Düsseldorf from EZB-Admin, 2005-05-04
    9. 9. Fluctuations, Plausibility Artifacts and External Effects <ul><li>Annual Usage Graph (per Month) as provided by EZB </li></ul><ul><li>Total: 2002=206.328 Total 2007= 185.361 </li></ul><ul><li>Question: Is there growth ? Why 2002 months so different ? </li></ul><ul><li>Other years look more like 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to explain Month-to-Month variation ? </li></ul></ul>EZB 2002 Data: Courtesy of M. MÜLLER, ULB Düsseldorf from EZB-Admin, 2005-05-04
    10. 10. Calculating Full Years from Monthly Usage Reports <ul><li>In this example Monthly EZB report counts are given </li></ul><ul><li>Years 2000 & 2009 incomplete (extrapolation) </li></ul><ul><li>2002 has some artifacts in it </li></ul><ul><li>Calculating of Relative Weight of Months </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based an all Years except 2002 </li></ul></ul>Data: Courtesy of M. MÜLLER, ULB Düsseldorf from EZB-Admin, 2005-05-04
    11. 11. Looking annually at 1 Library & 1 Parameter (EZB eJournal Linking) over time (2000-2009)
    12. 12. From Absolute Usage Figures to Normalized Usage (per Primary User)
    13. 13. EZB e-Journal Service Usage Describing & Interpreting <ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction: 2000-2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initial usage „Breakout“ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long & Strong Adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7 Years of cont. Growth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth / Annual Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2000-2006 + 8-12 % p.a. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Since 2008 – 3 % </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2009 only extrapol. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small reduction continues (?) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maturation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plateau Use at Level of 10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peak reached in 2007: 10,4 ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further Service Evolution !?! </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Looking annually at 3 Parameters for 1 Library over time (2005-2008)
    15. 15. Usage Development of Different Kinds of Electronic Linking Services
    16. 16. Comparing 2 Parameters (EZB,SFX) for 1 Library at frequent intervals
    17. 17. Linking to e-Journal Homepages (EZB) and Deep Linking to Documents (SFX) <ul><li>Variability ? Seasonality ? Growth ?Phases ? </li></ul>Data: Courtesy of M. MÜLLER, ULB Düsseldorf from EZB-Admin, 2005-05-04
    18. 18. Calculation of Rolling 12 Months Periods to visualize Trends Add usage of 12 consecutive months for one „Rolling Year “, then move one Month
    19. 19. Special Thanks for Support, Encouragement & Discussions to: <ul><ul><li>Simone FÜHLES-UBACH, FH Köln </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joachim KREISCHE, ULB Düsseldorf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric MULDER, Den Haag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marion MÜLLER , ULB Düsseldorf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Britta RIEBSCHLÄGER , ULB Düsseldorf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I. SIEBERT, ULB Düsseldorf </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. LibMeter Case_01 <ul><li>This LibMeter Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>is related to the following </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare Presentations on </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Library Usage Measuring: </li></ul><ul><li>LibMeter Seminar Introduction Basics </li></ul><ul><li>LibMeter Seminar Current Practice </li></ul>x
    21. 21. About me – Key Fields of Interests Libraries Early 1970s – Founding highschool library Early 1980s - Converting Card Catalog to electronic (Mainframe & punchcards) Late 1980s creating bibliographic database for 5.000+ article reprints (Mac) Since 1990 consulting scholarly libraries on retrieval systems, End user friendyness Hospital Libraries Life Sciences & Statistics Ph.D. thesis on pattern recognition in brain Several peer-reviewed publicatios Presentations <ul><li>Publishing & Software </li></ul><ul><li>Editing & Managing highschool journal for 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Heading Cycling Campaign Newsletter for 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Finder – Biomedical Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution & Localization for Europe </li></ul><ul><li>12 years e- Ressources </li></ul><ul><li>Elsevier / Kluver / Ex Libris </li></ul><ul><li>Science Direct,Embase.com, Ovid, SFX, MetaLib </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>1990s Scientific Knowledge Management Software </li></ul><ul><li>Development & Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Late 1990s e-library transformation </li></ul><ul><li>consulting, Projects, trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Mid 2000s Library e-services </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Cooperative strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Market Analysis & Business Planning </li></ul>Information Technology in the Sciences Late 1970s first own programming on handheld computers, then Mainframes, then Apple II, then Mac Late 1980s German Academic Software Price for co-developping a relational bibliographicpProgram - PARiS 1990s Fuzzy logic, natural language & relevance ranked output retrieval Late 1990s – Online e-Journal and integrated search platforms Mid 2000s – OpenURL, Context sensitive linking, Metasearch, ERM, Recommenders, Library 2.0
    22. 22. LibMeter Case_Studies <ul><li>Personal Announcement: </li></ul><ul><li>It is intended to continue this series slowly </li></ul><ul><li>with further modules amongst others on: </li></ul><ul><li>Detecting, following and predicting Usage-Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring Impact of e-Service Marketing Events </li></ul><ul><li>International Library Comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing Academic & Library Excellence </li></ul>x
    23. 23. LibMeter Case_Study <ul><li>The End ! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Ahrens </li></ul><ul><li>libmeter-at-gmail.com </li></ul>x

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