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Impact of digitised scholarly resources

About this toolkit

Subject areas
Technology Platform
Conditions of use
None (registered users may contribute to the workspace)
Freely available for read only access
Date of original release
Date of last known update
March 2011
Current status


Summary of stated purpose


The purpose of the toolkit is to provide a framework and a set of best practices for measuring usage and impact of digitised scholarly resources.


Output types


Qualitative and quantitative

The toolkit offers qualitative and quantitative methods for measuring impact in order to supply a comprehensive view of impact of online scholarly resources.


Supporting evidence


The Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources (TIDSR) was originally developed by the Oxford Internet Institute in 2008 as part of a JISC-funded, usage and impact study that explored the questions:


  • Are digital resources reaching their intended users?
  • Are they having an impact on their community of users?
  • How can impact be measured?


As part of this programme a further seven projects used the TIDSR toolkit to probe their usage and impact, and to develop or implement strategies to maximise both. The seven projects were undertaken by universities of Sheffield, Coventry, Portsmouth, Southampton, Institute of Historical Research, Oxford University Computing Services, Queen's University, Belfast.


URL http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/tidsr/welcome


CONTACT http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/tidsr/contact