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SpringyCamp Summer 2022

Data Driven Dollar$: Analyzing E-Resource Usage in LibInsight Brian Tuttle and Rachel Wallenbeck, Creighton University

In April 2020, Creighton University Libraries subscribed to LibInsight with the intention of using data to support nearly all aspects of the libraries. Our first priority upon implementing LibInsight was to develop a workflow for tracking usage of e-resources. This was followed by the configuration and population of datasets for COUNTER- and SUSHI-compliant resources, as well as a custom dataset for resources that are not. In June 2021, with the addition of an Electronic Resources Librarian to the Libraries' staff, we were able to fully utilize LibInsight's ability to automatically calculate cost per use. Using the cost per use analysis, we were able to identify underutilized databases and share them with faculty to gather feedback before making a final decision for cancellation or renewal. In this presentation, we will highlight how we built the datasets for analysis, as well as how we maintain them and use them in our collection development process. LibInsight will ultimately empower our e-resource workflow in the years ahead as data-driven decision-making becomes essential.

 

Brian TuttleBrian Tuttle - is the Systems Librarian at Creighton University Libraries. His primary role is to manage specific systems of Creighton’s main library, as well as the Omaha and Phoenix campus health sciences libraries. He also currently serves on the Assessment Committee for the Libraries. Brian has worked in an academic library setting for the past 13 years. 

 

 

 

 


Rachel WallenbeckRachel Wallenbeck - is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Creighton University Libraries. Her primary role is to manage all aspects of the electronic subscriptions for the Creighton’s main library, as well as the Omaha and Phoenix campus health sciences libraries. She also currently serves on the Assessment Committee for the Libraries. Rachel has worked in a variety of library types and archives for 18 years, and she is thankful for the opportunity to integrate her lifelong passions for both libraries and technology. 

 

 

 


Creighton University Libraries

  • Library Type: Academic
  • Demographic Served:  Students & Faculty, Doctors & Hospital Staff
  • Population Size:  7,940
  • Staff Size: 35
  • Library Staff Model: Hybrid

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