Use of library subscription databases showed healthy increases this quarter with significant upticks in patron use of ASTM Compass, Knovel, and ASCE Library. Future plans for promotion (and user education) of library resources will focus on LibGuides and we plan to migrate existing “Quick Start Guides” for resources like Knovel, ASTM Compass, and Skillsoft Books from static PDF handouts to more interactive formats in LibGuides, now that the new Library Web site is coming to life and new LibGuides templates are being created.
The VDOT Research Library continues to expand access to key resources through desktop access to subscription databases. VDOT employees have access to 13 database subscriptions (11 are "full text") and because we serve the entire VDOT community, the these resources see steady usage. The tables here show the number of downloads per month (below) for each database, and the trend over the past year (right), around the 1,000 downloads/month.
|Subscription Downloads By VDOT|
|Non-Subscription Downloads (EOS Clickthroughs)||173||168||180||521|
|Other (miscellaneous journals)||3||10||7||20|
|EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus||1||2||15||18|
|EBSCO Business Book Summaries||0||7||0||7|