Resource discovery systems and usage statistics

Storify record of discussion on Twitter this morning about the recently-released UKSG report Impact of library discovery technologies:2014.01 Storify RDS

Please click through to the full Storify (sorry, I can’t get it to embed in WordPress).

I think Ben has summed it up well: a scientific approach is at odds with giving students the best chance of succeeding at university, and using the full range of resources (which also gives them skills for further study and/or employment).  Ethically, we can’t create a control group of students who only use traditional library search tools, and not the RDS, in order to compare their usage and learning outcomes with a parallel group using the RDS.


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