Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Call for Submissions for Book on Usage Statistics for E-Serials

Call for Submissions for Book on Usage Statistics for E-Serials (Haworth Press Book)

This book is a volume in the series "Haworth Series on Serials Librarianship and Continuing Resources". It will be a collection of essays by various library and publishing professionals such as yourself, concerning the current environment in libraries for the acquisition, development and utilization of usage statistics for e-serials. This will look at both the benefits and problems associated with the current and future state of usage statistics.

I would like to invite interested people to write a paper for this collection. If you have a relevant topic in mind, please feel free to share your idea with me; Otherwise, I have prepared a list of several topics that could be relevant to this book that you may want to consider; please find this listing at the bottom of this message.

We are projecting to have all manuscripts completed by the end of April 2004, so that editing and publishing tasks can be accomplished.

I would be pleased and honored to have some of you contribute your thoughts to this project. Please contact me about your interest at and also let me know if I can answer any
questions for you.


Dave Fowler



Edited by David C. Fowler

Topic Ideas:

How are e-serials usage statistics actually utilized?

Evaluating the costs of paid e-journals with statistics (acquisitions, cataloging time, etc.)

Evaluating the actual costs of "Free" e-journals with statistics (acquisitions, cataloging time, etc.)

Strategies when confronted with usage statistics problems by vendors.

How do libraries allot staff for e-serials statistics management (a survey?)

Current and future trends in electronic journal statistics.

Consortial arrangements for e-serials: When to use

Problems and solutions in promoting e-serial usage to customers

Issues with standardization of usage statistics.

What are the different methods of evaluating the quality and usefulness of e-serials statistics?

Interlibrary loan statistics and collection development.

What is the next step in developing usage statistics?

How do libraries disseminate usage statistics?

Licensing and usage statistics.

Deriving usage statistics from local library management software.