Overview

Serving approximately 27,000 students, the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries offer a robust research collection of more than seven million print and digital items. In 2012, to reduce service charges and facilitate the connection of expenses with usage data, the Libraries moved most of their journal and e-journal package subscriptions to EBSCO. Then, in 2013, the Libraries began subscribing to EBSCO Usage Consolidation, an affordable, easy-to-use tool that enables libraries to collect, consolidate, and report on COUNTER-compliant usage data for all online resources, regardless of vendor. In addition, the Libraries purchased EBSCO’s Usage Loading Service which obtains usage reports and loads them to the institution’s EBSCONET Usage Consolidation account. These services, along with the real-time data available in EBSCONET Subscription Management, are helping the UNT Libraries to identify and eliminate high cost-per-use resources in response to substantial budget cuts.