University Libraries Publications

Title

A Web-Based Usage Counter for Serial Collections

Publication Title

The Serials Librarian

Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/03615260802669425

Keywords

usage statistics, periodicals, academic libraries, unbound periodicals, Web-based methods

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

Usage statistics of current unbound periodicals has been a topic of study for years in public and academic libraries. This article discusses various historical methods and offers an alternative using a simple Web-based method developed at Kent State University. The program is easy to use and keeps detailed statistics for serial librarians or circulation managers. The program is offered as an Open Source download.

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