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Assessment in a Day:
IACRL Preconference
March 20, 2014
Oak Brook, IL
Measuring the Maelstrom:
Assessment of E-Resources
Welcome
CARLI Commercial Products Committee
 Susie Bossenga, Northeastern Illinois University,
s-bossenga@neiu.edu
 H. S...
Usage vs. Assessment
 How does tracking usage of commercial products
differ from assessment of commercial products?
 Wha...
New Issues with Usage Statistics
 What impact are discovery systems having on the use
of commercial products?
 What is t...
Thank You.
Questions?
Susie Bossenga, Northeastern Illinois
University, s-bossenga@neiu.edu
H. Stephen McMinn, University ...
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Measuring the Maelstrom -- Assessment and Collection Development Presentation for IACRL 2014 Pre-Conference on Assessment by members of the CARLI Commercial Products Committee

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Measuring the Maelstrom -- Assessment and Collection Development Presentation for IACRL 2014 Pre-Conference on Assessment by members of the CARLI Commercial Products Committee. The presenter's decided to try solicit ideas and generate a discussion on how to move beyond use statistics toward effectiveness of collections in fostering student learning and success. Essentially trying to answer the "so what" question in terms of assessing use of databases, ejournals, and other electronic resources.

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Measuring the Maelstrom -- Assessment and Collection Development Presentation for IACRL 2014 Pre-Conference on Assessment by members of the CARLI Commercial Products Committee

  1. 1. Assessment in a Day: IACRL Preconference March 20, 2014 Oak Brook, IL Measuring the Maelstrom: Assessment of E-Resources
  2. 2. Welcome CARLI Commercial Products Committee  Susie Bossenga, Northeastern Illinois University, s-bossenga@neiu.edu  H. Stephen McMinn, University of Illinois – Springfield, Stephen.mcminn@uis.edu  Thomas Goetz, Harper College, tgoetz@harpercollege.edu
  3. 3. Usage vs. Assessment  How does tracking usage of commercial products differ from assessment of commercial products?  What do usage statistics really tell us and what can’t they tell us?  What kind of data do we need to connect the use of electronic resources to student learning?
  4. 4. New Issues with Usage Statistics  What impact are discovery systems having on the use of commercial products?  What is the impact of the ERM in making decisions regarding purchase or retention of commercial products?  Can electronic resources usage statistics tell us anything about other areas of library operations? Instruction? Print collection?
  5. 5. Thank You. Questions? Susie Bossenga, Northeastern Illinois University, s-bossenga@neiu.edu H. Stephen McMinn, University of Illinois – Springfield, Stephen.mcminn@uis.edu Thomas Goetz, Harper College, tgoetz@harpercollege.edu

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