Usage data for electronic resources: A comparison between locally collected and vendor-provided statistics
Journal of Academic Librarianship
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Vendor-provided electronic resource usage statistics are not currently standardized across vendors. This study investigated the feasibility of using locally collected data to check the reliability of vendor-provided data. Vendor-provided data were compared with local data collected from the NCSU Libraries' Web servers. The study finds that the two types of use patterns, but that actual usage values differ for many products.