Officially, my title is Electronic Resources Librarian, but lately I’ve been spending more of my time and energy on gathering and crunching data about our eresources than on anything else. It’s starting to bleed over into the print world, as well. Since we don’t have someone dedicated to managing our print journals, I’ve taken on [...]
I spent most of the past two months downloading, massaging, and uploading to our ERMS a wide variety of COUNTER and non-COUNTER statistics. At times it is mind-numbing work, but taken in small doses, it’s interesting stuff.
The reference librarians make most of the purchasing decisions and deliver instruction to students and faculty on the [...]
Speaker: Jamene Brooks-Kieffer
Spreadsheets are not usable information to most everyone else. It is not a communication tool. A textual summary or data story or info graphic conveys the information found in spreadsheets in ways they are easier to understand.
Every audience has diverse needs. Consider the scope appropriate for the story you need to [...]
[I took notes on paper because my netbook power cord was in my checked bag that SFO briefly lost on the way here. This is an edited transfer to electronic.]
presenter: Joseph Baisano
Dashboards pull information together and make it visible in one place. They need to be simple, built on existing data, but expandable.
Speakers: Nicole Engard
Mashups are easy ways to provide better services for our patrons. They add value to our websites and catalogs. They promote our services in the places our patrons frequent. And, it’s a learning experience.
We need to ask our vendors for APIs. We’re putting data into our systems, so we should be [...]