Use of library subscription databases as measured in full-text downloads was surprisingly high this quarter, continuing to demonstrate the value employees place on "self-service" access to high quality information at the desktop. As is typically the case, ASTM Compass led all downloads, followed by the clickthroughs from the Library Catalog and then ASCE Library and Knovel. For unknown reasons, database downloads surged 14% above average in October before returning to slightly above "normal" levels again in November and December. Average monthly downloads for the past five years have been just over 1,000 items/month. However, this quarter we saw the highest database use we have recorded since 2015, a total of 3,709 downloads over the 3-month period.
|Subscription Downloads By VDOT: FY20 Q2|
|Non-subscription Downloads (EOS Catalog)||165||139||183||487|
|Transportation Research Record||112||63||49||224|
|*Other (miscellaneous journals)||78||43||46||167|
|ICE Virtual Library||18||6||17||41|
|EBSCO Business Book Summaries||19||6||8||33|
|EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus ||2||0||1||3|
Note: Miscellaneous resources includes International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Corrosion and Road Materials and Pavement Design.