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Use of library subscription databases was strong again this quarter with well-above-average use of ASTM Compass, and a strong showing by the Knovel database, two resources that tend to have high usage. As noted earlier in the report, this quarter the library expanded access in the EBSCO Business Source Complete database to the new Business Source Corporate Plus, promotion of which contributed to higher-than-average downloads for the quarter. For reasons we cannot explain we also continue to note high levels of "clickthrough" downloads from the library's catalog. We suspect the change is due to increased user clicks on eBook content being added by Gil Kenner, head of technical services.
|Subscription Downloads By VDOT|
|Non-Subscription Downloads (EOS Clickthroughs)||167||155||185||507|
|EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus||1||32||21||54|
|EBSCO Business Book Summaries||9||6||13||28|
|Other (miscellaneous journals)||0||7||3||10|
Note: Miscellaneous resources includes International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Corrosion and the Highway Capacity Manual.