As part of ARL’s Research Library Impact Framework initiative, the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) conducted a study to demonstrate how the availability and use of library collections impacts faculty productivity and publication patterns over time. To address these questions, the project used various statistics: collection size (measured by journal holdings), collection use (measured by number of references in the publications), number of publications by faculty, publication impact (measured by number of citations), number of co-authors, grant funding, page counts, and faculty demographic information.
De Groote, Sandra L., Jung Mi Scoulas, Paula R. Dempsey, Deborah D. Blecic, and Felicia A. Barrett. Library Impact Research Report: Faculty Publication Patterns at a Large Urban University and Correlation with Collections Use and Size. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, June 30, 2022.