Evaluating the impact of SHEDL

Added by Catherine Gray on 14 October 2010

The RIN in collaboration with the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) has assessed the impact of the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL) initiative which aims to provide a common set of journals to all Scottish HEIs.

The study looked at changes in patterns of usage in different institutions and in costs per download. It also investigated factors which may be affecting patterns of usage in different subjects in institutions, and any impacts of enhanced access to journals on students and academics behaviour.

John Cox Associates Ltd and Frontline GMS  were commissioned to undertake this study, which is available to download below, or you can request hard copies via contact@rin.ac.uk

The RIN and SCURL will be hosting a workshop on Tuesday 9 November, 12.30pm-4.30pm, at the University of Edinburgh Library to discuss the findings of an initial evaluation of the impact of SHEDL.  The workshop will be followed by an early evening report launch also at the University of Edinburgh Library from 5pm-7.30pm.

Numbers are limited. To register please email Kissley Leonor, kissley.leonor@rin.ac.uk

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