Academic Online Ressources: Assessment and Usage

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:43:00 +0100

Call to communication  for an International Symposium: "Academic
Online Ressources: Assessment and Usage" . Lille  (France)  26-27 Nov

Appel à communication du colloque "Ressources électroniques
académiques : mesures et usages" qui aura lieu le 26 et 27 nov 2009 à
Lille (France) (


The evaluation of academic online information resources through usage
assessment accompanies their integration into academic libraries. The
topic associates librarians, publishers, vendors and scientists into
a common discussion on resource management, evaluation, research and
theoretical aspects.  

Between 1998 and 2008, the work on usage assessment advanced in
several ways. The COUNTER Codes of Good Practice are to become
international standards and facilitate the recording and reporting of
online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.
Regularly revised and updated, they are built upon common definitions
of collected usage statistics. Vendors and service providers offer
tools and services for the management of usage data, compliant with
the COUNTER standards. Libraries develop local software for usage
assessment. Especially in the UK, results from a new type of usage
research based on the weblog analysis have been published. These
studies provide an accurate knowledge about who uses what, when and

The symposium aims at highlighting the frontline research of library
and information scientists and LIS professionals and at getting a
large and precise understanding of online information usage
assessment and to discuss the challenges.

The symposium is also a forum to compare and debate on different
theoretical and methodological approaches. The invited communications
should cover the whole range of questions related to the evaluation
of online information resources in academic and research environments
~V e.g. economical, political, scientific, documentary aspects and so

Suggested topics  :

 1. Access statistics : empirical studies
 2. Usage behaviours in academic environment : plural methodologies
 3. Metrics and assessment 
 4. Tools, standards, and services : prospective analyses
 5. Access statistics and scientific research assessment
 6. Usage behaviours and business models for academic online
 7. Academic libraries in a digital environment : usage profiles and
    new services
 8. New publishing models and access statistics
 9. Usage assessment of new information resources : datasets,
10. Usage of online resources, competencies, and information literacy
    (Google generation)

The list is not exhaustive, other proposals can be submitted to
enrich and complete the suggested topics. Concerned are foremost
researchers in information and communication sciences but scholars
from other disciplines and LIS professionals are welcome.

The symposium is open to contributions from France and other
countries. Expected languages are French and English.

Hélène Bosc
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