Assisting with effective evaluation through assessment resources and support 

We recognise that data-driven libraries require a great deal of justification for value and impact of content. Finding the resources and tools to do so can be challenging. 

Explore this page to find reporting methods and tools to guide you in effective evaluation and assessment, as well as information and support from our dedicated Account Development teams, who can help in discovery audits and making the most of what you have.

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Whether through our reporting tools and usage analysis, or in partnership with our Account Development teams, we want to ensure you have everything available to you in assessing ROI of time and content. 

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Read our exploratory case studies, developed in partnership with customers globally. As well as sharing best practice, these case studies showcase the innovative ways that organizations are making their content work for them.

5 ways to get more from your journal subscriptions

With a significant amount of library budget invested in journal subscriptions it is vital to achieve a strong return on this investment, as well as demonstrating the impact this content has on the overall performance of your institution. With a strong correlation between the use of e-journals and the number of papers published and research grants awarded (Sconul.ac.uk, 2018), every library needs to ensure that the content it has invested in is highly discoverable and widely used. With all that in mind, here are some of the most effective ways to improve journal discovery and usage at your institution.

Widespread adoption of eBooks at the University of Victoria

The University of Victoria's significant investment in eBooks over the past decade has demanded strong collaboration between the library and faculty departments to build exposure of these titles and ensure that all students have easy access to the publications they need from day one. Today, the university is seeing a high number of eBook downloads across all subjects, with a 99% increase in usage of the collections licensed 10 years ago. We spoke to Lisa Petrachenko, Associate University Librarian, Learning & Research Resources at University of Victoria Libraries, to find out more.

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