Beverlee French (CDL) and Cindy Shelton (UCLA) represented the CDL at “COC4.”  The ICOLC meets twice a year and is a mix of vendor presentations, plenary sessions, and discussion groups.  At October’s meeting there were 89 attendees, mostly from the U.S., but also from Canada, the UK, Netherlands, South Africa, and Australia.

Vendors presentations were by OCLC, Highwire Press, APA (PsycINFO/PsycLIT), UMI/DOW Jones, INSPEC, Biosis, Interactive Knowledge, and Elsevier.

Participants also discussed the ICOLC’s newest paper, “Guidelines for Statistical Measures of Usage of Web-Based Indexed, Abstracted, and Full Text Resources.”  The CDL will become a signatory to this statement, which was based largely on the work of the JSTOR Web Statistics Task Force, on which our UC colleagues David Farrell and Camille Wanat, both of Berkeley, served.

Highlights from the meeting presentations, as well as a link to the statistical guidelines document are available on the shared collections Website (described in the following item) at: http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/sharedcoll.