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Thursday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Who's Counting? Measuring usage of untraditional databases subscriptions

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Business, social sciences, and other disciplines use databases that are not article-based. These databases provide numeric data, maps, other visualizations, or perhaps lists of companies. Counter standards do not accurately measure usage of these resources. In fact, there aren’t even standard usage definitions. This makes it difficult to compare the value of diverse databases for library budgeting purposes. Vendors of such products can also struggle to prove value to library customers. This panel includes both librarians and database vendors to explore these issues. Our friendly discourse will cover:

· What do we mean by usage, data points, or the number of times a database is accessed?

· Why Counter Standards don't work. Are there other methods to value or measure the impact of a database?

· Can we agree on mutually acceptable definitions and statistics?

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Steve Cramer

Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian, UNC Greensboro
I am the UNCG Business & Economics Librarian. I'm co-chairing the Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference, which will take place in Durham NC in Fall 2020, https://entrelib.org/. Previously I worked at Duke University and Davenport College. I'm co-founder of Business Librarianship... Read More →
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Cynthia Cronin-Kardon

Business Reference & Resource Development Librarian, Lippincott Library at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylviania
I love this conference and have been coming for years. Being a Librarian allows me to learn new things everyday and help researchers in discovering the data resources they require.I love bike riding, my family (which now includes two little grandsons), my cat and GARDENING!!!!
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Dan Gingert

Head, Academic Clients Group, PrivCo
I work with exclusively with academic libraries and business programs to utilize the PrivCo Private Company Financial Database to assist with their coursework and research. I have been with PrivCo for 7 years, and am available to discuss PrivCo access and private company research... Read More →

Richard Landry

Director, Data Innovation, Online Library and Reference Publishing SAGE Publications Inc
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John Quealy

Director, Reference Research Solutions, S&P Global
Business database solutions for faculty and classroom applications.

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel