Hi Kyle,

I'm not sure how exactly this would translate to more traditional 
digital library resources (images, audio, text, etc) but with datasets, 
the Midlife in the United States longitudinal study keeps track of who 
publishes papers using their data (not sure if this is done manually or 
harvested or both) and what institutions the authors are from 
(; and a digital library 
project I did a practicum for in library school kicked around the idea 
of developing lesson plans based on materials in their collection or 
working with teachers/professors to do so, and then using that in grant 
writing. Presumably for the latter, they could be posted on ERIC and/or 
publicized in other ways and then you'd be able to keep track of views 
and downloads, and then maybe have some people who you could interview 
as a case study of how they used ABC Digital Library's content in their 
classroom. That'd be quite a bit of work, but probably decently solid 
justification for funding.



On 12/17/2012 3:20 PM, Kyle Banerjee wrote:
> Howdy all,
> Just wondering who might be willing to share what kind of stats they
> produce to justify their continued existence? Of course we do the normal
> (web activity, items and metadata records created, stuff scanned, etc), but
> I'm trying to wrap my mind around ways to describe work where there's not a
> built in assumption that more is better.
> For example, how might work curating a collection or preparing for a
> migration to a TDB platform be described? Thanks,
> kyle