A simple way to analyse the usage and impact of journal subscriptions and ebook
The Jisc Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) offers a single point of access to journal and ebook usage data, giving libraries a simple way to analyse usage trends and provide evidence of value for money.
What does this mean for libraries?
It means that we save libraries time and duplicated effort, allowing them to spend less time on data collection and more on data analysis.
By collecting, aggregating and presenting usage data on behalf of libraries across the UK, we help them to see the bigger picture and understand how journal content is actually used. Our members use JUSP to:
- Evaluate the whole picture by comparing usage of different deals, and downloading data from intermediary/gateway services and journal backfiles. And all in one easy to use interface.
- Inform decisions about journal subscriptions, substitutions or cancellations by analysing trends and usage.
- Save time by gathering and downloading usage data directly into library management systems and usage statistics analysis tools such as UStat, Millennium and 360 Counter.
What does this mean for publishers?
It means that publishers can be confident that their customers have access to accurate and reliable usage data in a format that works for them.
JUSP becomes more valuable with every new publisher that joins, and we work in partnership with many of the major academic publishers to make the delivery of their journal usage statistics more efficient and provide an accurate picture of the overall use of their content.
Designed by and for the library community
We know that JUSP will only be used if it meets real user needs and fits seamlessly into library workflows. JUSP is a community-based resource, so we're always interested in new ideas for improvement and views and suggestions always feed back into service developments. If you have any suggestions you'd like to discuss with us, please get in touch.
For more information on how to join the UK's leading academic service for journal usage reports, see our Join JUSP pages.
JUSP is funded by Jisc and managed by a consortium of Jisc, Jisc Collections, Evidence Base at Birmingham City University and Cranfield University.