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Discussion Presentations from ALA Annual 2016

by Wenli Gao on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Slides for ALA annual presentations are attached.

Presentation 1: Data Driven Collection Building & Management

Presentation 2: Meaningful Serials Analysis:  When Evidence-Based Decisions Are More than Data Points

Presentation 3: Impact Analytics and Benchmarking: The future of Collections Assessment

Lightning Talk 1: Academic User Behaviors around Print Books and eBooks

Lightning Talk 2: Providing course adoption textbook support for faculty and their students 

Slides for ALA annual presentations are attached.

Presentation 1: Data Driven Collection Building & Management

Presentation 2: Meaningful Serials Analysis:  When Evidence-Based Decisions Are More than Data Points

Presentation 3: Impact Analytics and Benchmarking: The future of Collections Assessment

Lightning Talk 1: Academic User Behaviors around Print Books and eBooks

Lightning Talk 2: Providing course adoption textbook support for faculty and their students 

Lightning Talk 3: A Method for detailed subject level collection analysis by LC Call number

Lightning Talk 4: Using SpringShare’s LibAnalytics for Collection Assessment

Lightning Talk 5: Finding Value in Course Syllabi: Using NVivo to Assess Use of Library Collections

Lightning Talk 6: Curating Usable ILS Data for Selectors, Staff, and Administrators

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Discussion ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group Meeting-ALA Annual 2016

by Wenli Gao on Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 10:03 am

ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, from 1:00 – 2:30pm at HILTON Orlando, Room Lake Nona.

1:00-1:02 Introductions and Announcements

1:02-1:17 Presentation 1: Data Driven Collection Building & Management, Hong Yao, Coordinator, Collection Development Division Queens Public Library

ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, from 1:00 – 2:30pm at HILTON Orlando, Room Lake Nona.

1:00-1:02 Introductions and Announcements

1:02-1:17 Presentation 1: Data Driven Collection Building & Management, Hong Yao, Coordinator, Collection Development Division Queens Public Library

1:17-1:32 Presentation 2: Meaningful Serials Analysis:  When Evidence-Based Decisions Are More than Data Points, Nadia Lalla, Associate Provost for Library and Student Services, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

1:32-1:47 Presentation 3: Impact Analytics and Benchmarking: The future of Collections Assessment,  Tom Humphrey, COO, Kanopy; Lea Currie, Head of Content Development, University of Kansas; Sara Morris, Associate Content Development Librarian, University of Kansas

1:47-1:52 Q&A

1:52-1:57 Lightning Talk 1: Academic User Behaviors around Print Books and eBooks, Chan Li, Sr. Data Analyst, California Digital Library

1:57-2:02 Lightning Talk 2: Providing course adoption textbook support for faculty and their students, Beth Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, UNC Greensboro

2:02-2:07 Lightning Talk 3: A Method for detailed subject level collection analysis by LC Call number, Michael Hughes, Acting Head of the Institute of Fine Arts Libraries, New York University

2:07-2:12 Lightning Talk 4: Using SpringShare’s LibAnalytics for Collection Assessment, Trey Shelton, E-Resources Librarian, University of Florida; Steven Carrico, Acquisitions Librarian, University of Florida

2:12-2:17 Lightning Talk 5: Finding Value in Course Syllabi: Using NVivo to Assess Use of Library Collections, Jeremy Whitt, Scholarly Resources Librarian, Pepperdine University

2:17-2:22 Lightning Talk 6: Curating Usable ILS Data for Selectors, Staff, and Administrators, Caroline Muglia, Collection Assessment Librarian, University of Southern California Libraries

2:22-2:30 Q&A

Hope to see you there!

 

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Discussion Presentations from ALA Midwinter 2016

by Wenli Gao on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 04:22 pm

Presentation 1: Visualizing Value: EZProxy Log Insights in Tableau 

For questions about this presentation, please contact  Nathaniel King, Director of Library Services, Nevada State College, ​nathaniel.king@nsc.edu

Presentation2:  From PDA/DDA to EBA:  Following the Data

Presentation 3: Circulation Data and Collection Development: Trends and Transitions

Presentation 1: Visualizing Value: EZProxy Log Insights in Tableau 

For questions about this presentation, please contact  Nathaniel King, Director of Library Services, Nevada State College, ​nathaniel.king@nsc.edu

Presentation2:  From PDA/DDA to EBA:  Following the Data

Presentation 3: Circulation Data and Collection Development: Trends and Transitions

Slides for presentation 2 and 3 are available on this site.

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Discussion ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group Meeting-ALA Midwinter 2016

by Wenli Gao on Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Join Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group in Boston on January 10, 2016 from 1-2:30pm.

Presentations

1:00-1:30      Visualizing Value: EZProxy Log Insights in Tableau 

                      Nathaniel King, Director of Library Services, Nevada State College

Join Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group in Boston on January 10, 2016 from 1-2:30pm.

Presentations

1:00-1:30      Visualizing Value: EZProxy Log Insights in Tableau 

                      Nathaniel King, Director of Library Services, Nevada State College

Connecting library collections with student success is a desirable but often elusive goal of collection assessment and evaluation. Librarians at a small undergraduate college are working in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and Information Technology Services department to make that goal a reality. We are using EZProxy log data, which measures usage of the library’s online resources with a unique student identifier captured during authentication. This identifier is then matched with student data from the Office of Institutional Research and visualized in a Tableau dashboard.

EZProxy log data allows the library to analyze impact in terms of users rather than uses. We can measure and address equity gaps in library usage based on demographic factors. We are able to determine use patterns by academic level and discipline. Finally, we can determine if library collection use correlates with student success and explore whether different patterns or types of usage have a stronger correlation than others with key success measures such as GPA, retention, and graduation rates.

In this session I will present findings from our library’s first year of EZProxy log data analysis in Tableau. I will discuss decisions made in collecting and analyzing the data, and address what impact the findings have had in our campus community.

1:30-2:00      From PDA/DDA to EBA:  Following the Data

                      Monica Metz-Wiseman, Coordinator of Electronic Collections,  University of South Florida

                      Laura Pascual, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of South Florida

Academic libraries are increasingly investing in e-books.  As far back as 2012, U.S. academic libraries were overwhelmingly acquiring e-books over print with 66% of purchases for e-books versus 34% for print titles.  It is unlikely that print will return as the dominant format for books.   With e-book data we can determine what collections should be acquired long-term or whether there is a significant need for this content.  USF is taking a lead among U.S. academic libraries to acquire what is needed by way of e-books based on real-time student and faculty use.  This is particularly critical at USF where funding for e-book content must be strategic rather than speculative based on available resources.  This strategy increases access, provides necessary content, raises the level of library efficiency, and serves to facilitate the advancement of technology.  The evolutionary process of PDA/DDA to EBA has paralleled the changing role of libraries and the progression from print resources to electronic content by following the data.  

For the past five years, the University of South Florida’s extensive PDA program has been the means to best meet the information needs of its students and faculty on a tight budget.  Collection development has shifted from print to online, from a librarian-centric approach to one that is patron-centered.  One benefit of this method has been the substantial amount of use, publisher, subject, and spending data instantly available for analysis to drive direct purchases and inform collection management decisions.    

At USF, a limited budget and high journal prices have resulted in a reduced capacity to acquire monographs.  USF’s ProQuest/EBL Patron or Demand Driven Acquisition (PDA/DDA) program, begun in 2010, currently allows students and faculty access to over 288,000 academic e-book titles worth more than $31 million.  Since inception, patrons have generated 63,000 transactions, accessing 36,329 titles and resulting in the purchase of 4,147 titles.  

Through the analysis of usage and short-term loans (STLs), USF has used a Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) model to directly purchase an additional 4,404 titles on the EBL platform. Further assessment of this data identified key publishers and subject areas and led to evidence-based acquisitions (EBA). Again, assessing the PDA data, Wiley was identified as an important, yet underrepresented publisher for USF.  A Wiley Online Library EBA program has been established, allowing access to content in exchange for a set guaranteed purchase.  Titles purchased are selected from an evaluation of usage of the content. USF is now developing proposals with other publishers for evidence-based acquisitions as the next phase of our collection building strategy.   

2:00-2:30      Circulation Data and Collection Development: Trends and Transitions

                     Paolo Gujilde, Coordinator of Collection Development, Georgia Southern University

Zach S. Henderson (Georgia Southern University) has been assessing its library collections to guide any updates to the collection development and management. One area of focus is the print monograph collection especially with the declining annual circulation statistics. Since the library switched to Voyager integrated library system in early 2000s, this provided an availability of a multi-year circulation data. This robust data was an opportunity to analyze circulation trends at different angles. So, how does print circulation looks like at Henderson Library? What can we learn from it? How do we move forward?

In this talk presentation, I will discuss the different circulation trends pulled from the data. In particular, it will focus on the overall circulation trends, subject-specific trends, and publication/acquisition year trends. Additionally, I will briefly talk about the library’s transition to a more “just in time” acquisition model including updates to the print monograph approval plans and expansion of demand-driven acquisition in both print and electronic formats. In this talk, attendees will be engage in the discussion of the assessing multi-year circulation data and its effect on collection development and management. 

 

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Discussion Presentations from ALA Annual 2015

by Gabrielle Wiersma on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 05:54 pm

The interest group met on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 1-2:30p.m. There were three presentations and two lightning talks. Slides from the presentations are attached to this message.

Presentations

  • Gauging User Interest in Non-Traditional Library Resources

Tami Sandberg, Manager, NREL Library

 

The interest group met on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 1-2:30p.m. There were three presentations and two lightning talks. Slides from the presentations are attached to this message.

Presentations

  • Gauging User Interest in Non-Traditional Library Resources

Tami Sandberg, Manager, NREL Library

 

  • Inflated Journal Value Rankings:  Pitfalls You Should Know About HTML and PDF Usage Based on Publisher Website Design

Chan Li, Sr. Data Analyst, California Digital Library and Jacqueline Wilson, Senior Associate for Collection Development, California Digital Library  

 

  • Leveraging WorldCat Web Services for Collection Analysis

Richard Entlich, Collection Analyst Librarian, Cornell University

 

Lightning Talks

  • Academic E-Books: Do DRM Restrictions Effect Usage?

Tara Tobin Cataldo, Science Collections Coordinator, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and Trey Shelton, E-Resources Librarian, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

 

  • Taking altmetrics beyond the article to the book: An introduction to the Bookmetrix project with Springer Books

Sara Rouhi, Product Specialist, Altmetric.com and Wouter van der Velde, Senior eProduct Manager eBooks, Springer 

Thanks to all of the presenters and to everyone who attended!

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Discussion Presentations from ALA Midwinter 2015

by Gabrielle Wiersma on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 05:40 pm

The interest group met on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 1-2:30p.m. The program included three presentations about collection assessment projects to support data-driven decision making in academic libraries.    

  •  “Planning for Certain Future Cuts when the Future is Uncertain.”

Beth R. Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, University of North Carolina Greensboro

The interest group met on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 1-2:30p.m. The program included three presentations about collection assessment projects to support data-driven decision making in academic libraries.    

  •  “Planning for Certain Future Cuts when the Future is Uncertain.”

Beth R. Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, University of North Carolina Greensboro

  • “Right Sizing the Print Collection: Collection Assessment Methods for Ensuring that Shippensburg University Has the “Right Books” for Its Users.”

Ashley N. Esposito, Collection Development and Assessment Librarian, Shippensburg University

  • “Assessment methodology:  Information gathering for serials review.”

Carol Seiler, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services; Kelli Getz, Assistant Head of Acquisitions, University of Houston.

Slides and handouts from the presentations are attached.  Thanks to the presenters and everyone who attended the session!

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Event Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 07:07 pm

1:05-1:25: Gauging User Interest in Non-Traditional Library Resources

1:05-1:25: Gauging User Interest in Non-Traditional Library Resources
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a government funded research laboratory based in Golden, Colorado. In addition to collecting traditional library resources such as journals, conference proceedings, and print and electronic books, the library also spends a significant portion of its collection development funds on resources not often found in many libraries: technical industry standards (e.g., ISO, IEC, ASTM, IEEE) and energy-related market reports. Assessing user needs for these resources is difficult. This presentation will discuss the NREL Library’s current collection assessment and development practices as they relate to these unique resources.

1:25-1:45: Inflated Journal Value Rankings: Pitfalls You Should Know About HTML and PDF Usage Based on Publisher Website Design
The California Digital Library (CDL) developed a value-based strategy to assess journals which is now used as a major part of the University of California's systemwide e-journal collection planning process. The strategy involves using objective metrics to calculate the value of scholarly journals. Among all the metrics used for the CDL Weighted Journal Value Algorithm, usage data is still the key metric. However, the usage data is not as reliable and comparable as might be expected. One of the reasons is that the design of a publisher's electronic interface can have a measurable effect on electronic journal usage statistics. Last year, CDL conducted a research project to study the impact on usage data of publisher website design. The presenters will discuss how vendor interfaces and other factors impact usage data.

1:45-2:05: Leveraging WorldCat Web Services for Collection Analysis
OCLC offers an array of web service APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) at no cost to contributing members of WorldCat. Though traditionally used to extract relevant bibliographic and holdings data from WorldCat in response to real-time requests, many of the APIs can be used in batch mode in support of a wide variety of collection analysis needs, both within and across institutions. This session will provide a general introduction to the WorldCat web service APIs, including eligibility requirements, registration procedures, documentation, support, use limitations, and a quick survey of some of the available APIs. It will also discuss use of the WorldCat Search API, the xID services, and the WorldCat Registry API for collection analysis purposes, illustrated by projects carried out at Cornell.

2:05-2:15: Q&A

Lightning Talks
2:15-2:22: Academic E-Books: Do DRM Restrictions Effect Usage?, Tara Tobin Cataldo, Science Collections Coordinator, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and Trey Shelton, E-Resources Librarian, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

2:23-2:30: Taking altmetrics beyond the article to the book: An introduction to the Bookmetrix project with Springer Books, Sara Rouhi, Product Specialist, Altmetric.com

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Discussion Call for Proposals: ALA Annual 2015

by Gabrielle Wiersma on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 04:18 pm

The ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group welcomes proposals for presentations at  the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.  The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 28th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.  We will be altering the format of the meeting to include up to two twenty minute presentations followed by a series of lightning talks. 

The ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group welcomes proposals for presentations at  the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.  The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 28th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.  We will be altering the format of the meeting to include up to two twenty minute presentations followed by a series of lightning talks. 

For the traditional presentations, each speaker will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation followed by questions and group discussion.  For the lightning talks, each speaker will have 5-7 minutes to present with Q&A as time allows.  All topics related to collection evaluation and assessment are welcome.  The proposed topics for presentations include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review or comparison of collection analysis tools
  • Comparison of print and electronic assessment methods
  • How to determine user satisfaction with collections
  • How to measure the value of our collections  (not just monetarily or through CPU)
  • eBook Assessment and Management
  • Data visualization tools or projects

If you are interested in being a presenter, please complete the online proposal form by April 30th or email a brief proposal (500 words or less) to Gabby Wiersma, gabrielle.wiersma@colorado.edu, including the following information:

  • Name
  • Title/Position
  • Institution
  • Contact Information
  • Presentation Title
  • Traditional 20 minute presentation or 7 minute lightning talk

 We will select and notify presenters during the first week in May. 

 Thank you,

 

Gabby Wiersma

Chair, ALCTS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

Head of Collection Development

University of Colorado Boulder

303-492-4316

gabrielle.wiersma@colorado.edu

 

Wenli Gao

Vice-Chair, ALCTS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

Communication, Sociology, and Anthropology Librarian

University of Houston

713-743-8370

wgao5@uh.edu

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Event Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 10:39 am

The Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group program  includes three presentations about collection assessment projects to support data-driven decision making in academic libraries. “Planning for Certain Future Cuts when the Future is Uncertain.” Many academic libraries have to make decisions about journal and database subscriptions before the university releases the upcoming budget.

The Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group program  includes three presentations about collection assessment projects to support data-driven decision making in academic libraries. “Planning for Certain Future Cuts when the Future is Uncertain.” Many academic libraries have to make decisions about journal and database subscriptions before the university releases the upcoming budget. The Library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) formed a Collection Development Team with members from several invested departments who could divide into subgroups, analyze data, and return quickly with proposed cuts. Different scenarios were identified, and a proposed plan for cuts was created for each potential scenario. Timelines were created to allow for ample input from subject liaisons and departments, including time for departments to react to the proposed cuts in their areas and to swap out items. This presentation will cover how UNCG librarians worked as a team and used data to arrive at budget cut decisions and how we conveyed this information to the UNCG campus. “Right Sizing the Print Collection: Collection Assessment Methods for Ensuring that Shippensburg University Has the “Right Books” for Its Users.” In August 2014, the Associate VP and Dean of Technology and Library Services initiated the task of creating a “right sizing plan” for the print collections that had been weeded and moved to one floor in a previous and hurried project to make room for renovations on the main level of Lehman Library at Shippensburg University. He posed the question: “We still have books, but are they the right books?” This presentation will provide an overview of the various user-based and collection-based assessment techniques designed to systematically—and with great care—identify what books are not right for supporting our curriculum, what books are that we do not have, and, most importantly, what formats students in various disciplines are accessing curricular and research materials. “Assessment methodology: Information gathering for serials review.” Each year, the University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library reviews serials to make sure the current title list harmonizes to faculty research areas. Depending on the budget, titles may be added or canceled. Often titles are both added and cancelled to complement both the collection and university research objectives. Over the years, the University of Houston has developed specific methodology to gather and disseminate vital information needed to make such decisions. They have determined a wide scope of information needed to best evaluate the existing collection. The presenters will share what they have learned is needed to assess serials purchases and will discuss each area and their adventures in bringing together this information.

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Event Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. - Welcome/Intros / Review of Agenda

1:05 – 1:45 p.m. – Presentation by Oliver Pesch on Usage Statistics

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. - Welcome/Intros / Review of Agenda

1:05 – 1:45 p.m. – Presentation by Oliver Pesch on Usage Statistics

Oliver Pesch has served as chief strategist for EBSCO’s e-resource access and management services since 2004. In this capacity he helps set direction for EBSCO’s products such as EBSCO A-to-Z®, LinkSource®, ERM Essentials®, Usage Consolidation and more. Pesch devotes a considerable energy to the creation and promotion of library standards. Currently, he serves as co-chair of NISO's SUSHI Standing Committee and the Executive Committee for Project COUNTER as well being a member of several standards committees. Pesch joined EBSCO in 1986.

1:45 – 2:05 p.m. – Presentation by Beth Avery on Collection Evaluation

While many libraries have evaluated their collections, either as a whole or for specific subject areas, few have implemented such evaluations at regular intervals. Such regular, routine evaluations could provide the support needed not only to maintain the library, but to grow it. The Collection Development department at the University of North Texas Libraries has developed a service to evaluate our collections on a regular basis. We would like to share with other librarians our flowchart of activities, the organizational structure of managing the evaluations, and the methods used in our evaluations. We would also like to initiate a discussion on the value of such services to library administrators, collection managers, subject librarians, and the faculty and students we serve.

Karen Harker - University of North Texas
Beth Avery - Librarian, University of North Texas

2:05 – 2:25 p.m. – Q&A

2:25 – 2:30 p.m. - Closing

• Follow-up action items
• Timeline for next actions

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To identify and promote useful qualitative and quantitative assessment measures that provide management information for the assessment of library collections both in the local setting and on the national and international level.. To promote better utilization of existing assessment measures available from vendors or publishers, as well as those developed by libraries.  To provide guidance to collection managers using assessment information to improve the management of electronic, print, and other library resources

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