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WESS Germanist and Romance Languages Discussion Groups at ALA Midwinter 2016: "Use of German Language Collections at Yale University Library - A Deep Dive into the Data"

When: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Eastern

The WESS Germanist and Romance Languages Discussion Groups cordially invite you to a discussion about assessment of and making a case for language collections.

Use of German Language Collections at Yale University Library - A Deep Dive into the Data

WHEN: Sunday, January 10, 2016, from 1:00-2:30 pm
WHERE: Westin Copley Place, Courier Room

Assessment Librarian Sarah Tudesco will present the results of a German collections assessment project. At Yale, librarians have been examining their collections strategy for the past 2 years, examining collections and the ways patrons use them. One of these projects involved a deep dive into their German language collections. They used the collections and circulation data from their Voyager system and built a collections dashboard in Tableau to build a German Collections dashboard. Sarah will present findings and discuss some of the questions that the study generated.

Following Tudesco’s presentation, we will have a general discussion about assessing foreign language collections. Some questions may include:

  • What assessment tools are being used?
  • Who is doing collection assessment? Collection management librarians and/or subject specialists?
  • How should foreign language materials be assessed? Are there considerations for foreign language materials given that the potential user base is lower than that for English materials?
  • What are some strategies for communicating usage and value to library administrators, faculty and students?

Organized by Michael Printy (Germanists DG co-convener), Kristen Totleben (Romanists DG convener), and Brian Vetruba (Germanists DG co-convener)