What is MINES for Libraries®?

Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services (MINES for Libraries®) is an online transaction-based survey that collects data on the purpose of use of electronic resources and the demographics of users. As libraries implement access to electronic resources through portals, collaborations, and consortium arrangements, the MINES for Libraries® protocol offers a convenient way to collect information from users ....more

MINES for Libraries® aims to:

  • Measure the value and impact of digital content
  • Determine how specific user populations apply digital content to their work, based on demographic and purpose of use analyses
  • Identify where library use originates in the networked environment and tailor services accordingly...more