Impact assessment

Survey to assess the impact of two key digital collections goes live


Jisc and ProQuest recently commissioned the Oxford Internet Institute to assess the impact of two collections: Early English Books Online and the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. These collections were purchased in perpetuity from ProQuest and are accessed through Jisc’s Historical Texts platform.

The Oxford Internet Institute are experts in measuring the use, value and impact of digital resource amongst users and have worked with Jisc previously to develop the Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources (TIDSR). The methodologies in TIDSR are central to this project, namely:

  1. an assessment of usage statistics, bibliometrics and research uses for EEBO and HCPP;
  2. interviews with academic users and librarians;
  3. an online survey of users.

The first two element of the research have been undertaken and the online survey is now live until 20 December 2015. The research will be published early in 2016 and will help guide Jisc’s future content strategy.

You can participate in the survey and give yourself the chance to win one of five £25 Amazon Vouchers through the link below:




Image: By Davide Restivo from Aarau, Switzerland (Drops #5) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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