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Usage data presentation given at the CODI 2009 Conference

Usage data presentation given at the CODI 2009 Conference



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Cosi   Usage Data Cosi Usage Data Presentation Transcript

  • I Know What You Borrowed Last Summer… Dave Pattern, Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield
  • Preamble • Presentation available at: – • Please remix and reuse this presentation – • Have you remembered to switch your phone on? – please feel free take photos, record audio, blog, tweet (@daveyp), etc
  • Data collected • Circulation transactions • OPAC – keywords used for searches – items viewed • OpenURL resolver requests • Access Control • E-resource logins and usage • …and anything else we can think of!
  • Keyword cloud
  • Keyword cloud Average number of clicks per month
  • Keyword suggestions
  • Borrowing suggestions
  • Course specific new book lists
  • Personalised suggestions
  • Borrowing profile Average book loans per month (2002-2008)
  • Borrowing suggestions Average number of clicks per month
  • Borrowing range profile recommendation features added to OPAC at start of 2006 Number of unique titles (bib#) borrowed per calendar year
  • Books per active borrower recommendation features added to OPAC at start of 2006 Average number of books borrowed per active borrower per calendar year
  • E-journal data (alpha)
  • Item usage
  • Non & low usage analysis
  • Google Analytics
  • Data visualisations
  • Keyword search visualisations
  • Open Data
  • Linked data • “There are data in every aspect of our lives, every aspect of work and pleasure, and it's not just about the number of places where data comes, it's about connecting it together. And when you connect data together, you get power in a way that doesn't happen just with the web, with documents. You get this really huge power out of it. So, we're at the stage now where we have to do this.” - Sir Tim Berners-Lee (TED Conference, 2009)
  • Usage data release • Prompted by the JISC Tile Project • – aggregated data for 2 million circulation transactions, covering around 80,000 titles – recommendation data for over 37,000 titles – simple XML format – Open Data Commons / CC0 licence
  • No strings attached • CC0 – “…a legal tool for waiving as many rights as legally possible, worldwide” • Open Data Commons – “…a philosophy and practice requiring that certain data are freely available to everyone, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control”
  • Usage data release • Released on 12th Dec – converted to RDF by Patrick Murray-John at University of Mary Washington 2 days later! – Talis podcast at
  • What next? • What are the barriers to releasing/sharing data… – technical, logistical, moral, political, institutional, privacy …? • What are the benefits… – better business intelligence for librarians – creation of innovative new channels – enrichment of existing channels – end-user empowerment & personalisation …?
  • JISC Mosaic Project • Collecting usage data from multiple academic libraries, including… – Lincoln University – University of Sussex – University of Dundee – University of Wolverhampton
  • Thank you!