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NISO Webinar: Assessment Metrics

December 14, 2011
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


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About the Webinar

With ever-shrinking library budgets it is more essential than ever to ensure that the library collection is targeted, relevant and well-used. Return on Investment (ROI) has become the mantra of library management and libraries need to show accountability for collection decisions. This webinar will focus on speakers who have successfully implemented assessment metrics (such as COUNTER 3, Eigenfactor and impact factors) as one determining factor of collection development decisions.

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Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

COUNTER and SUSHI: What’s new with release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice
Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist, E-Resource Access and Management Services, EBSCO Information Services

The original goals of the COUNTER Code of Practice and the NISO SUSHI Standard were to provide librarians with collection usage metrics that ware compatible, consistent and comparable and make those metrics easier to obtain. Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice includes significant changes which both further the original goals of the code of practice and addresses the changing environment within which users access content. Oliver will provide an overview of the changes to the COUNTER Code of Practice as well as provide some insights into additional efforts of the NISO SUSHI Standing Committee which promise to speed adoption of SUSHI and ensure consistency in COUNTER reports.

Journal Assessment Metrics
Robin Kear, Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

The options to evaluate journal ranking have greatly increased in the past six years. Robin will provide an overview of currently available journal metrics, including the well-known impact factor and relative newcomers Eigenfactor score, Article Influence, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) , the differences between them, and ways to use these metrics for collection development. She will also discuss the various subscription-based and freely available ways to access the metrics.

Using Journal Metrics for Decision-Making
Tim Jewell, Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication, University of Washington and Corey Murata, Information Resources and Collection Assessment Librarian, University of Washington

The University of Washington Libraries has long gathered and provided journal payment and usage statistics to its subject librarians and fund managers, but the prospect of major budget cuts led to development of a serials decision database capable of incorporating and reporting additional metrics like journal impact factor, eigenfactor, and local journal article publishing and citation statistics. This presentation will describe the broader collection assessment program of which this project is a part, the database and its application to e-journal title and package/bundle-level assessment, and future plans.


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Registration closes on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on Decemer 14, 2011. Cancellations made by December 7, 2011 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation fee. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.