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Use of library subscription databases was above average again this quarter, with use of ASTM Compass at near record highs, as well as strong showings for Skillsoft Books and Knovel. The library is looking into new databases and may initiate a trial next quarter to a journals database provided by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the UK. For reasons we cannot fully explain (other than to indicate the value of the cataloging work done by Gil Kenner, head of library technical services, and the size and utility of the Library Catalog), once again this quarter we note high levels of "clickthrough" downloads from the library's catalog. We suspect the change is being driven in part on increased user clicks on eBook content being added to the library catalog.
|Subscription Downloads By VDOT: FY19 Q2|
|Non-subscription downloads (EOS Clickthroughs)||160||165||148||473|
|EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus||2||0||93||95|
|Other (miscellaneous journals)||9||7||15||31|
|EBSCO Business Book Summaries||3||18||0||21|
Note: Miscellaneous resources includes International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Corrosion and Road Materials and Pavement Design.