Thursday, May 06, 2010

CFP: ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) Program on Usage Statistics

CFP: ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) Program on Usage Statistics

The ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) requests presentation
proposals for our Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from

The topic is: Down for the Count: Making the Case for E-Resource Usage Statistics

We are looking for speakers to help us kick off discussion about the collection and usage of e-resource statistics, covering some of the following areas:
-Innovative ways of collecting or using e-resource statistics
-Using e-resource statistics to inform renewals and cancellations
-Using e-resource statistics for cost per use analysis
-SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard for e-resource statistics
-Use of ScholarlyStats and other services to gather e-resource statistics
-Use of statistics from proxy service or link resolver
-What are the vendor services we still need in this area?

Each presentation should be approximately 10-15 minutes and the panel will be followed by questions and answers, with ample discussion.

Please e-mail proposals by May 20, 2010 to Amira Aaron (

Include in your proposal:
- Title of presentation
- Brief summary of proposed presentation
- Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
- E-mail address(es) of presenter(s)

Thank you for your participation!

Amira Aaron
Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources
Northeastern University Libraries
360 Huntington Avenue
320 Snell Library
Boston MA 02115
617-373-4961 (work)
617-373-5409 (fax)