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Saturday, March 03, 2012

New tool provides insights into e-resource usage (UK)

A new tool launched by Cardiff University's information services directorate and JISC allows people to assess the popularity and use of e-resources so they continue to deliver value for money. Eileen Brandreth, director of university IT at Cardiff, said: "I am confident that Raptor will make a real difference to education institutions looking to maximise value from investments in e-resources. The information that Raptor provides will enable institutions and individual Academic Schools to assess the best value and most useful e-resource subscriptions for their students and researchers." People using Raptor can produce statistics on e-resource use whenever they are needed in as much detail as they require - for example, usage by an individual university department

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