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Measuring usage and impact with digital collections

Making your digital collections easier to discover.

  • Online
  • Two sessions
  • Two hours per session
  • £200 - 400 + VAT

This course will be held on

  • There are no upcoming dates


    This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

    • Increase visibility of your digital collections
    • Evaluate impact and realise the benefits of investment in your digital collections
    • Use web analytics to track and monitor access and usage of your digital collections

    If your organisation has digital collections, or plans to develop them, our workshops will help you maximise the reach of those collections online, demonstrate the impact of their usage and help you build for future sustainability.

    Who should attend

    The resource discovery and impact programme has been designed for anyone who manages, supports and/or promotes digital collections online for learning and research. It will benefit librarians, archivists and information professionals in higher education as well as in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector.

    Many of the techniques covered in the course are relevant to resource discovery for all types of collections online, however the course is most relevant to collections that belong directly to institutions including born-digital and digitised resources rather than bought in resources such as commercial e-journal or e-book collections.

    Participants should:

    • Have experience of working with digital collections published on the web
    • Be confident users of web interfaces
    • Ideally have authority to apply lessons learned to at least one collection

    What we cover

    Delegates will learn more about:

    • What 'impact' is in relation to digital collections
    • The balanced value impact model (BVIM) as a means of measuring value and impact
    • How to use BVIM to design a practical approach to measuring impact of your digital collections
    • How web analytics can be used to help measure impact and how users interact with digital collections, including relevant concepts and terminology

    Training outcomes

    Organisations will be able to use web analytics to monitor, analyse and understand how users navigate their digital collections. They will be able to design an approach to measuring the impact of their digital collections using the balanced value impact model (BVIM).

    Earn digital credentials for this course

    By completing this course, you can earn the 'completed' digital badge. Find out more about digital credentials.

    Pricing and eligibility

    Special offer

    When you book this course, you will receive a £50 discount code for the maximising the use of digital collections in learning and research course.

    Standard pricing

    • Jisc members (FE, HE and research institutions) - £200 + VAT
    • Non-profits (eligible local government, public sector, independent education providers and non-profit customers) - £200 + VAT
    • Commercial organisations (non-member commercial partners) - £400 + VAT


    For more information, email or phone 01235 822242.