Serials Use Studies in Academic Libraries: Methods and Best Practices for Successful Studies
This research examines serials use studies carried out by ten different academic libraries. The different methods for measuring use in these libraries are examined and discussed. These methods include counting re-shelving statistics, surveying or observing library patrons, and conducting citation analysis, among others. The study will discuss the methods used and give recommendations for best practices for future libraries that want to conduct use studies of their own serials collections.
Advisor:Dr. Jerry Saye
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:use studies serial publications – selection college and university libraries
Date of Publication:04/11/2006