Reports on click throughs to Amazon
We would be interested in knowing which items have prompted students to click through to Amazon from the Buy from Amazon link.
Andrew Dalgleish commented
We would also be interested in this - for the Blackwells link.
AdminIan Corns (Talis) (Admin, Talis) commented
IMPORTED COMMENTS HISTORY
05/06/2009 05:18:00 [Ian Corns (Talis)]
I can see value here noth for the library as part of the acquisitions process (e.g. making a snap judgment on stock management) but also for the academic - in providing/disproving to the library (or vice versa) that more/less copies need purchasing, as well as just seeing the general activity.
12/06/2009 06:28:19 [Fiona Greig]
This is a back-office library function, I doubt that students care about the usage stats of the history. What is important is that the "recommender" service uses the data to assist academics.
The Aspire interface is designed for academics and students and not for us as libraries!
12/06/2009 07:27:01 [a.moore]
My understanding through out the length of this project is that Aspire was being designed with Students, Academics and Librarians' needs in mind.
If it is no longer for libraries, then that puts a very different perspective on the product!
12/06/2009 07:34:21 [Fiona Greig]
I think what I meant was that the Aspire interface as currently provided is to support the studnet and academics experience. That is where the focus has been. Speific library requirements might be better off being provided in some kind of additional/back-office
interface? Or even log-in specific functionality.
I'm just very concerned that the "academic" interface does not get overly complicated - and therefore offputting - to support a small number of staff in some institutions that are offering mediated access.
15/06/2009 07:02:03 [p.c.hignell]
The "back-office library function" is an important part of resourcing a course and it would be great for all if this could be successfully combined in TalisAspire. Usage statistics always inform our purchasing decisions and as such are one more tool to
get the right number of resources on shelf.