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Subject: Kostnaderna går upp, användningen går ner
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:59:12 +0200

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På listan LIS-E-RESOURCES pågår en debatt om varför användingen av
av fulltextdatabaser under senare år sjunkit.

Finns det en  liknande utveckling i Sverige och så fall vad kan orsakerna vara
eller är detta något som inte förekommer här?

Ett klipp ur debatten

I began compiling and comparing my institution's usage statistics in
late 2010. Gathering data going back to 2007, we were shocked to find
that while the number, quality, and cost of our electronic offerings
was going up, the usage peaked in 2008 and was trending down.  Most
shocking, our full-text journal article downloads were down nearly 46%
in 2010 compared to 2008!  This was despite the fact that we
implemented Summon in early 2010, which we were sure would have
boosted discoverability. We brainstormed dozens of reasons that could
be contributing factors, but basically remained stumped and


Jan Szczepański
F.d Förste bibliotekare och chef för f.d Avdelningen
för humaniora vid Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek
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