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Library Analytics Toolkit Poster

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This poster on the Library Analytics Toolkit was presented at ALA Annual 2012.

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Library Analytics Toolkit Poster

  1. 1. Library Analytics Toolkit | Harvard Library LabCarli SpinaThe Project The colorful bar at the top of the page This slider zooms in on data to see Next StepsThe original goal of this Now that we have completed the initial allows users to navigate deeper level trendsproject was to create a phase of the Explorer, we hope to continue to between subject areas within subject areas.standalone interactive by clicking on the The search box also expand on this work by adding:analytics dashboard that corresponding color. lets users search • E-resource usage data: In ourwould provide detailed This will then zoom in for specific subject discussions we found this to be one of theand real-time information to offer more details headings to dive most sought after types of library dataabout library usage about the narrow subject immediately to theevents. After researching area selected. The Key data they need. At • Expenditure information bythe types of analytics shows the color for each each level, opacity subject: To help collection developmentneeded by Harvard subject. of the colors shows staff in their work with the collection, welibraries, it was decided circulation levels. hope to add a financial component to thisthat the initial phase of the dashboardproject would focus on This graph provides • Other library usage metrics:collection and circulation an overview of how Once the intial collection developmentstatistics to facilitate the total number of This bar graph shows total circulation for each component is fully developed, we hopecollection development items in a subject area has changed since year since the second to add components to track reference,decisions. This led to the 2000. Clicking on a half of 2002, allowing instruction, physical location, and otherHarvard Library Explorer. users to see changes library metrics within a single, real-time, line zooms in on that subject. over time at a glance. online dashboard Find Out More: Acknowledgments: This project would not have been possible without funding from the Harvard Library Lab. We would Try it yourself: http://librarylab.law.harvard.edu/toolkit also like to thank Rosten W00 and Sha Hwang for their data visualization and web development work. or watch a demonstration: http://youtu.be/Tz1M0c4iH1I The Library Anayltics Toolkit team also includes Kim Dulin, Jeff Goldenson and Paul Deschner.

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