Preliminary observations of data captured from the survey between February and June 2010 illustrate the expansion in surveyed content: 2004–05 Consortial only: Locally loaded e-journals 2010–11 Both consortial and individually licensed content: E-journals Library catalogs E-books, (NetLibrary, ebrary, Reference materials but not books locally loaded Institutional repositories on Scholars Portal*) Other services (e.g., interlibrary loan, Abstracts and indexes Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Dissertations RefWorks) *Work is underway to create SFX targets for e-book collections loaded on Scholars Portal. Survey Findings: Highlights from 2004–05 results From May 2004 to April 2005, a total of 20,293 usable cases were collected from the MINES for Libraries‚ survey from 16 institutions. Analysis revealed that: The majority of the uses of the Scholars Portal resources are from the sciences and the medical health field Close to half of the use made of the Scholars Portal resources is by undergraduate students (46%) Almost half of the use made of the Scholars Portal resources is from off- campus locations (45%) The largest portion of the use of the Scholars Portal resources is for purposes of coursework (42%) with sponsored research representing an important second-highest category of use (26%) OCUL institutions have used the results of the 2004–05 survey to justify budget allocations within and across institutions, for peer-group comparisons, and for understanding how MINES for Libraries® data relate to external RLI 271 44 The Value of Electronic Resources: Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services ( C O N T I N U E D ) AUGUST 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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