Use of library subscription databases was above average this quarter and approached record levels, with strong showings by ASTM Compass, Skillsoft Books, ASCE Library and Knovel. However, this quarter we were surprised to see the second highest number of downloads coming in the form of 472 "clickthroughs" of non-subscription resources from the Library's Online Catalog. Use of Skillsoft Books was again higher than normal this quarter, riding a wave of usage following the databases' redesign and rebranding from its previous incarnation, Books24x7. Average quarterly use for that resource is 327 downloads but for this fiscal year the average has been 477 downloads. Worth nothing this quarter is the library's trial of the ICE Virtual Library database. We will continue assessing the resource next quarter. If we license it, it will be the first new full-text database since the library acquired ScienceDirect in 2015.
|Subscription Downloads By VDOT: FY19 Q3|
|Non-Subscription Downloads (EOS Clickthroughs)||175||144||153||472|
|EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus||97||74||6||177|
|ICE Virtual Library (trial)||9||38||34||81|
|Other (miscellaneous journals)||9||10||13||32|
|EBSCO Business Book Summaries||6||20||0||26|