To Bot or Not To Bot: An Exploratory Usage Study of Digitized Materials from the North Carolina Collection Public Deposited

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  • May 9, 2019
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  • Geiger, Lauren
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
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  • Usage statistics have consistently been an integral part of collection development for libraries and archives, as they allow the staff to understand what kinds and types ofmaterials their patrons want. As more of these institutions turn to digitization to make their materials accessible, usage statistics become more important as digital materials canbe costly. In this exploratory paper, I tracked the usage of recently digitized materials from the North Carolina Collection at Wilson Library that were uploaded to both the Internet Archive and the HathiTrust. As the study lasted for two months and one month,respectively, I can draw no strong conclusions from the data, but rather a baseline for further studies for this collection.
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  • Gilliland, Anne
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  • Master of Science in Library Science
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  • Library and Information Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2019
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  • 980ef25d-9998-4bbb-915a-02568a7641b0
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