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Wednesday, June 10 • 1:15pm - 2:05pm
Full Text Coverage Ratios: A Simple Method of Article-Level Collections Analysis

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In academic library discovery services, the article reigns supreme. For many users, the journals that publish these articles are an afterthought at most. Nonetheless, most methods of periodical collection development and analysis still focus on the journal as the object of interest. This presentation will describe a simple and efficient method of using a discovery layer to evaluate periodicals holdings at the article level, and suggest a variety of applications, including:
  • comparing the relative strength of holdings across academic programs
  • identifying content areas in need of particular attention
  • evaluating the benefits of prospective resources
  • demonstrating the value of current resources

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Matthew Goddard

E-Resources Librarian, Iowa State University
Some things that interest me: -- strategies for providing a superior user experience -- systems design that empowers rather than infantilizes -- improving library-vendor relations -- discovery evaluation and assessment -- practical applications of randomness.

Wednesday June 10, 2020 1:15pm - 2:05pm EDT
Live - Zoom