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Title: The impact of Resource Discovery Services (RDS) on usage of electronic content in UK academic libraries: selected results from a UKSG-funded project
Authors: Spezi, Valerie
Creaser, Claire
Conyers, Angela
Keywords: Electronic resource
Academic Library
Usage
Discovery
Web-scale discovery service
Digital Library
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: SPEZI, V., CREASER, C., CONYERS, A., 2015. The impact of Resource Discovery Services (RDS) on usage of electronic content in UK academic libraries: selected results from a UKSG-funded project. Serials Review, 41(2), pp.85-99.
Abstract: Resource Discovery Services (RDS), also called Web-scale Discovery Services, have attracted considerable attention in recent years. This article aims to provide an environmental scan of the adoption of RDS in UK higher education libraries and provide an analysis of RDS resource usage data to gauge whether RDS have an impact on the overall usage of e-journals and e-books. Findings show that there appears to be a positive impact in most cases, although the extent of this impact varies across libraries and publishers. There is undeniably a degree of complexity in the usage analysis owing to the multi-dimensional nature of the environment.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Serials Review on 15 June 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00987913.2015.1035991
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/00987913.2015.1035991
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17403
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2015.1035991
ISSN: 1879-095X
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