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White paper: Landscape of data gathering and analysis at the University Libraries, University of New Mexico

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dc.contributor.author McMahon, Tamara
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-30T22:25:31Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-30T22:25:31Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10-30T22:25:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/6984
dc.description This paper was commissioned to provide the guidance and recommendations for the University Libraries' project to redefine statistics gathering and usage. en_US
dc.description.abstract Currently, the primary factor behind gathering usage data at the University Libraries (UL) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is the necessity of its contribution to the annual Association of Research Libraries (ARL) report. Other reasons for statistical gathering, such information needed for better-informed budgetary decisions, exist but are not addressed in a consistent manner by UL. Each year, many people in the libraries spend hours compiling statistics for the ARL report. While this results in a comprehensive collection of data, it is not always accurate or efficient. Data gathering methods are not consistently recorded, resulting in varying methods for data collection each year. Additionally, data are often not reviewed for trends analysis. The current data gathering methods do not provide the UL with a good understanding of user needs and behaviors as they relate to the libraries. This paper proposes several options for addressing these issues. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Johann Van Reenen, Associate Dean, Research, Science, and International Initiatives, University Libraries, University of New Mexico en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject library statistics en_US
dc.subject library data analysis en_US
dc.title White paper: Landscape of data gathering and analysis at the University Libraries, University of New Mexico en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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