Part 1: Seeing the Forest Despite the Trees: Analyzing the Usage of Databases and Journal Packages. Usage is central to renewal decisions, but the fact that a journal package or database is not one thing, but a group of many things, can complicate a renewal evaluation. In this talk, we will provide an overview of COUNTER statistics, identify the reports that are most useful when evaluating database or journal package renewals, and discuss how to format the data for analysis. We will also demonstrate different methods of visualizing both the group and individual components of a database or journal package. Heidi Tebbe, Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science, NC State University Danica Lewis, Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences, NC State University
Part 2: Seeing the Forest for Trees: Tools for Analyzing Faculty Research Output. Libraries have a wealth of data available to assess journal packages. By digging into publication data, the NC State University Libraries have learned which publishers our authors engage with the most via their publication and editorial work. In this session, we’ll discuss methods for analyzing publication data from Web of Science, including how to download data, identify top publishers, and more. We will also demo a homegrown web scraper that identifies institutional faculty editors.
Finally, we’ll discuss how we marry these elements to provide an evaluative strategy for journal investments. Katharine Frazier, University Library Technician in Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University John Vickery, Analytics Coordinator and Collections & Research Librarian for Social Sciences, NC State University Hilary Davis, Head of Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University Registration is free but required. See https://forms.gle/6q8TcFq57LueQNdw8 to register.