Answered By: Jeff Purdue
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2018     Views: 521

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.