Answered By: Jeff Purdue
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 342

Cost per use takes the annual subscription cost of a resource and divides that by the number of "uses."  In the case of journals, a use is every time an article is accessed, whether by viewing, printing, or downloading; in the case of databases, each search constitutes a use.  These "uses" are counted if they occur on campus or off.  The statistics reporting usage come from the publishers and vendors providing the resource. 

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