- Took place Aug 9, 2023
Usage metrics are both useful and controversial — a complicated arena of exploration. New technologies and policies lead to new behaviors and practices. How much should libraries rely on usage to justify their continued investment in a publication, database, or platform? What sorts of metrics do publishers use, and how? How well do our existing definitions and tools work in an increasingly open-access world? Are there opportunities for libraries and publishers to work together on new and more equitable metrics? In our increasingly data-driven world, this two-part webinar will enable a much-needed deeper discussion of these and other important questions for all stakeholders in the information community.