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New guide to data-driven decision-making for library improvement

Facet Publishing have announced the publication of Library Improvement through Data Analytics by Lesley S. J. Farmer and Alan M. Safer.

This book shows how to make sense of data in libraries and use it to inform decision making at every level. 192 more words

Academic Libraries

Enhance your library’s web-scale discovery systems

New from Facet Publishing: Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems edited by Louise F. Spiteri, Dalhousie University.

Libraries are increasingly using web-scale discovery systems to help clients find a wide assortment of library materials, including books, journal articles, special collections, archival collections, videos, music and open access collections. 234 more words

Libraries

Warcbase and notebook data exploration

One of the areas we started to explore with our digital archive project for www.open.ac.uk/library/digital-archive was web archiving.  The opportunity arose to start to capture course websites from our Moodle Virtual Learning environment from 2006 onwards.   412 more words

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How information creation, capture, preservation and discovery are being transformed

Is Digital Different? focuses on the opportunities and challenges afforded by this new environment that is transforming the information landscape in ways that were scarcely imaginable a decade ago. 273 more words

Libraries

Digital Archive goes public

The digital archive site that we’ve been working away on for a while now is finally public.  It is being given a very low-key soft launch to give time for more testing and checking to make sure that the features work OK for users, but as it has now been tweeted about, is linked from our main library website and findable on Google, then I can finally write a short piece about it. 668 more words

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