Thursday, January 6, 2011

Despite Cuts, UALC Database Use Increases in 2010

The number of searches performed in databases purchased by the Utah Academic Library Consortium increased 9% in 2010.  Even during a time of statewide budget cuts and subsequently, a decrease in the number of databases available, this increase underlines the importance of online research for today's higher education students.  A total of 17,571,348 searches were completed in UALC databases in 2010 by higher education students, as opposed to 16,140,255 searches in 2009.