Speaker: Doralyn Rossman
How to use a combination of qualitative and quantitative data to tell a story.
ROI is a hot topic. People outside of the library are aware of it. Comparing yourself to other libraries is challenging because your missions are different. Showing how you contribute to the mission of your institution is much [...]
speaker: Gary Price
Giving generalities about mobile devices is challenging because there are so many options. If your library doesn’t already have a mobile website, go for a web app rather than something platform specific.
The cloud can be a good backup for when your devices fail, since you can access it from other places. [...]
Have you seen the tool that Ithaka developed to determine what print scholarly journals you could withdraw (discard/store) that are already in your digital collections? It’s pretty nifty for a spreadsheet. About 10-15 minutes of playing with it and a list of our print holdings resulted in giving me a list of around 200 or [...]
Speaker: Brad Eden
We’ve heard it all before — we’re doing more with less, our work is changing dramatically, but the skill sets needed have not changed.
There are several catalysts for the change in libraries. The current economic trends indicate that state support for higher education will dwindle to nothing. We need to find [...]
Presenter: John Law
Started by doing observational research — 70+ sessions across 8 universities and 2 continents. Their observations led them to online focus groups with end-user researchers, which they followed up with conventional focus group sessions with librarians. They also used online surveys to quantify data about these groups and their behaviors, getting participants [...]