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IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data
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IILI2009: Exploiting Usage Data

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Dave Pattern's (University of Huddersfield) presentation given at the Mitchell Library on the 22nd October 2009 as part opf the 9th Annual E-Books Conference.

Dave Pattern's (University of Huddersfield) presentation given at the Mitchell Library on the 22nd October 2009 as part opf the 9th Annual E-Books Conference.

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    • 1. I Know What You Borrowed Last Summer Exploiting Usage Data in an Academic Library Dave Pattern Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield, UK [email_address] www.daveyp.com
    • 2. Preamble <ul><li>More information about this presentation… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>daveyp.com/ili2009/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please remix and reuse these slides! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have you remembered to switch your phone on? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>please feel free take photos, record audio, live blog, tweet (@daveyp, #ili2009), etc </li></ul></ul>
    • 3. University of Huddersfield Library <ul><li>Medium sized UK University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20,000 students and 2,000 staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library holds over 240,000 books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current LMS/ILS Horizon installed in 1996 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>over 3 million borrowing (“circ”) transactions stored in the DB </li></ul></ul>
    • 4. Suggestions based on circ data “people who borrowed this…”
    • 5. Borrowing profile average loans per month average number of book loans per month
    • 6. Feature usage “people who borrowed this…” average number of clicks per month on “people who borrowed this” suggestions
    • 7. Getting personal! suggestions for what to borrow next
    • 8. Building better new book lists course specific RSS feeds
    • 9. The impact on borrowing range of stock borrowed per year number of unique titles (bib#) borrowed per calendar year (2009 figure is predicted) ? borrowing suggestions added to catalogue at start of 2006
    • 10. The impact on borrowing average number of books borrowed average number of books borrowed per active borrower per calendar year (2009 predicted)
    • 11. Catalogue keyword searches keyword cloud eye candy…
    • 12. Catalogue keyword searches guided searches
    • 13. <ul><li>http://library.hud.ac.uk/usagedata/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>prompted by the JISC Tile Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aggregated usage data for 2 million circulation transactions, covering around 80,000 book titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recommendation data for over 37,000 titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>simple XML format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Data Commons / CC0 licence </li></ul></ul>Library usage data release “if you love something, set it free…”
    • 14. <ul><li>Data released on 12th Dec 2008… </li></ul><ul><li>… 2 days later, Patrick Murray-John at University of Mary Washington converts the data to RDF!  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/noJD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talis podcast at http://bit.ly/z6yjF </li></ul></ul>Library usage data release “if you love something, set it free…”
    • 15. Library usage data release “if you love something, set it free…”
    • 16.  
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    • 18. JISC MOSAIC Project http://bit.ly/jiscmosaic
    • 19. JISC MOSAIC Project developer competition
    • 20. JISC MOSAIC Project developer competition
    • 21. JISC MOSAIC Project developer competition
    • 22. In summary… <ul><li>At Huddersfield, exploited usage data is helping to change borrowing habits </li></ul><ul><li>Are libraries prepared to let go of their data? </li></ul><ul><li>“Raw data now!” – Sir Tim Berners-Lee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TED speech, March 2009 (http://bit.ly/q9sR) </li></ul></ul>
    • 23. Final recommendations… <ul><li>Capture as much usage data as you can …even if you don’t have a use for it now! </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever possible, release aggregated or anonymised versions of the data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>try to use a Creative Commons Zero or Open Data Commons licence to encourage re-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t be a “data hugger”!  </li></ul></ul>

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