Increasingly, data becomes available on the impact and use of scholarly content. What are the trending topics? What publications do researchers save, share, cite and annotate? What information needs can be deduced from this data? To what extent is your collection currently covering these needs? What options do you have to fill any eventual gaps in your collection? Or, vice versa, how can you cut costs while avoiding ‘new’ gaps? Subscription agents have an opportunity to gather and combine disparate data sets and provide libraries and publishers with intuitive analytics – specifically, analytics that deliver actionable insights on how to optimise the match between the collection and the continuously evolving user needs.
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