Use of library subscription databases showed healthy increases again this quarter (about 11 %), and continued an upward trend that has seen gains every quarter since October of 2016. During that run, combined database use climbed from 2,765 downloads to 3,494 downloads this quarter, a year to date increase of 19%. ASTM Compass, Knovel, and ASCE Library remain the library's most used databases, but this quarter we saw a steep rise in the use of Books24x7, which received a radically new user interface (see the Database Improvements section of this report), heavily promoted by the library and the VDOT Learning Center. As a result of promotion and the increased "usability" of that research, usage of Books24x7 jumped 40% and was higher than we've seen since we started collecting statistics on it in 2011.
|Subscription Downloads By VDOT: FY18 Q1|
|Non-Subscription Downloads (Library Catalog)||170||186||209||565|
|Other (miscellaneous resources)*||2||7||1||10|
|EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus||2||1||1||4|
Note: Miscellaneous resources includes International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Corrosion and the Highway Capacity Manual.