Recently, Kent State University Libraries has been expanding digital collections, in particular highlighting content from the regional library collections. As the digital collections continue to grow, our team wanted to find a way to apply defined metrics to ascertain the use of digital resources through qualitative and quantitative methods, in a more extensive and comprehensive method than Google Analytics. This paper will present the construction of metrics to analyze the use (and reuse) of the digital collections with a number of open-source tools.
- digital collections
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