It’s time to revisit metrics. How can they be made more meaningful and illuminative? Publishers, librarians, and their vendors use similar vocabulary (such as usage) but what they mean by their terminology (downloads, referral, etc.) and how they interpret it may differ. What data needs to be collected? How long is it retained? What are appropriate data-sharing practices? How should providers measure the use of open educational resources? Or use of open access monographs? Can we come to an agreement on the meaning of the behavioral data that may be automatically gathered in? In short, how can we make metrics more meaningful?
Participants in this two-part webinar will examine and discuss these issues and more from a variety of perspectives.