The Right Data for the Right Audience: Strategies for Effective Communication

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Electronic Resources & Libraries. Austin, Texas. February 28, 2011.

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  • 1. Electronic Resources & Libraries
    Austin, Texas
    February 28, 2011
    Michael Levine-Clark
    Collections Librarian
    University of Denver
    Michael.Levine-clark@du.edu
    The Right Data for the Right Audience: Strategies for Effective Communication
  • 2.
  • 3. asd
  • 4. The Right Way?
    It depends
    Audience
    Context
    Format
  • 5. Collection Use Data
    Renovation
    Must move 500,000 volumes offsite
    350,000+ monographs = 24,000 linear feet
    100,000+ serial volumes =16,000 linear feet
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8.
  • 9. Unused Monographs
  • 10. Stakeholders
    Data for:
    Me
    Selectors
    Dean
    Provost/Chancellor
    Trustees
    Faculty
    Humanities
    Social Sciences
    Sciences
    Students
    Architects
    Catalogers
    Stacks Maintenance
  • 11. Faculty
    Reassurance
    70% of monographs will remain in the library
    Nothing with a record of circulation to storage
    Differences by discipline
    Detailed explanations as needed
  • 12.
  • 13. Humanities Faculty
    Pre-1950 monographs
    Vs. pre-2000 monographs in the sciences
    No record of circulation
    We’ll bring anything back
  • 14. Architects
    Planning data
    Linear feet
    Reasons don’t matter
  • 15. Data for Architects – In Linear Feet
  • 16. Administration
    Justification for keeping material in library
    70% of monographs medium/high-use
    Sample use data
    150-200,000 circulations annually
    Reminder about importance of paper collections
    Reminder about importance of browsing
    Reminder of value faculty place in collections
  • 17. Board of Trustees
    Justification for storage facility
    30% of monographs low use
    Not defined
    Education about need for paper collections
    Education about importance of browsing
  • 18. Thank You