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Curating Usable ILS Data
for Selectors, Staff, and
Administrators
Caroline Muglia | USC Libraries
Collection Assessment Li...
Data curated differently
Content Gains & Losses Report
New content for previous month & withdrawals
Print and electronic books Serials
Sound record...
How are people engaging with report?
Knowledge of new titles & withdrawals
Communication tool with teaching faculty
Learn ...
Provide a new perspective on data
If you want to replicate...
Ask about what’s missing!
Reuse existing data
Embrace iteration
Provide entry points to data
C...
Thank you!
Caroline Muglia | muglia@usc.edu
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Curating Usable ILS Data for Selectors, Staff, and Administrators

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Presented at ALA, this lightning talk explains the value of sharing usable data library-wide.

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Curating Usable ILS Data for Selectors, Staff, and Administrators

  1. 1. Curating Usable ILS Data for Selectors, Staff, and Administrators Caroline Muglia | USC Libraries Collection Assessment Librarian ALCTS Lightning Talk | June 26, 2016
  2. 2. Data curated differently
  3. 3. Content Gains & Losses Report New content for previous month & withdrawals Print and electronic books Serials Sound recordings DVDs Databases (and trials!) ILL activity (lending, borrowing, document delivery) Special Collections acquisitions DDA activity Vendor gains & withdrawals Collaboration with 5 departments
  4. 4. How are people engaging with report? Knowledge of new titles & withdrawals Communication tool with teaching faculty Learn about gaps in subject areas Learn about usage in subject areas Transparency of ILL and DDA activities and how they impact the collection Confirming discoverability of materials
  5. 5. Provide a new perspective on data
  6. 6. If you want to replicate... Ask about what’s missing! Reuse existing data Embrace iteration Provide entry points to data Collaborate!
  7. 7. Thank you! Caroline Muglia | muglia@usc.edu

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