The TIDSR best practices toolkit includes a number of elements to aid researchers and funding bodies to assess the impact of their digitisation projects, including measures that have been judged to be effective measures of impact.


The toolkit was originally developed in order to present a framework and best practices in measuring usage and impact of digitised scholarly resources.  We envisaged that the toolkit would be useful to:

  • content creators and publishers
  • Information professionals and content managers in charge of maintaining and developing digital collections
  • librarians, archivists and institutional staff involved in digitisation efforts
  • representatives of funding and evaluation bodies

We hope that the toolkit will also be useful to:

  • researchers and research directors interested in learning about alternative methods of measuring impact
  • early career researchers concerned about ways of demonstrating the impact of their online activities
  • those interested in understanding the impact of distributing materials online

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