Choosing which R5 report to run

I would like to ... Suggested report, view or visualisation
Evaluate usage of journal subscriptions to inform renewal decisions TR_J1: Journal Requests (Excluding OA_ Gold)
TR_J4: Journal Requests by YOP (Excluding OA_Gold)
TR: Individual Title Report
Evaluate usage of a database subscription DR_D1: Database Search and Item Usage
Monitor usage of ebooks TR_B1: Book Requests (excluding OA_Gold)
TR: Individual Title Report
Identify potential resources for purchase using attempted and denied accesses TR_J2: Journal Access Denied
TR_B2: Book Access Denied
DR_D2: Database Access Denied
Assess usage of a backfile TR_J4: Journal Requests by YOP (Excluding OA_Gold)
Investigate gold open access usage TR_J3: Journal Usage by Access Type
TR_B3: Book Usage by Access Type
Report a high-level summary of usage or access denials TR: Summary Report
Visualisation: Service Summary
View trends over time TR: Summary Report
Visualisation: Trends

 

Evaluate usage of journal subscriptions to inform renewal decisions

The TR_J1: Journal Requests (Excluding OA_Gold) is the main journal usage report.

If you wish to only view usage for certain years of publication covered by your subscription (e.g. the previous calendar year or 3 years) you can use the TR_J4: Journal Requests by YOP (Excluding OA_Gold) and filter to only show those years.

These reports contain two metrics (or counts) Total_Item_Requests (useful for year-on-year comparisons with R4) and Unique_Item_Requests (useful for cross-platform comparisons as it addresses the case where both the PDF and HTML versions are viewed by the same user in the same session).

Evaluate usage of a database subscription

The DR_D1: Database Search and Item Usage shows total item investigations, item requests, and searches (regular, automated and federated) for each database on a platform.

Monitor usage of ebooks

The TR_B1: Book Requests (excluding OA_Gold)is the main report for book usage.

It contains two metrics: Total_Item_Requests and Unique_Title_Requests.

Total_Item_Requests shows overall activity and numbers between platforms will vary significantly based on how the content is delivered.

The Unique_Title_Requests addresses this issue by counting the number titles viewed by a user in a session and so provides comparable usage across book platforms.

Identify potential resources for purchase using attempted and denied accesses

The TR_J2, TR_B2 and DR_D2 each provide details of access denied per journal title, book title and database, respectively.

Access denials could be due to No_license or Limit_exceeded.

Assess usage of a backfile

The TR_J4: Journal Requests by YOP (Excluding OA_Gold) allows you to view usage broken down by year of publication. After downloading the report, you can filter to the appropriate years. Alternatively, you can us the TR: Filter Title Master Report to specify the years you want.

Investigate gold open access usage

TR_J3: Journal Usage by Access Type and TR_B3: Book Usage by Access Type show all usage broken down by access type – Controlled or OA_Gold.

You can download the report and filter to OA_Gold only.

Alternatively, the TR: Filter Title Master Report functionality allows you to create a view limited to OA only.

Report a high-level summary of usage or access denials

The TR: Summary Report gives totals based on the title master report and aggregates across services to provide a high-level summary of usage.

Pre-set options are available for journals and books for the calendar year or selected date range.

You can also use the Select filters option to specific your own filters.

The TR: Summary Report gives you the option to view Calendar Year Trends for journals or books, all services or individual services. After running the report you can also view a detailed monthly breakdown.

The Trends visualisation allows you to view monthly trends in a line chart and table.