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Using Statistics to Set Priorities
In November 2015-March 2016, I assigned my Graduate Assistant, David Durden, a project to compile usage statistics and trends for digitized collections between 2013-2015 from UMD Digital Collections and our contributions ...
Out with the old, in with the new: A reliable workflow in writing a report on diversity and inclusion
The Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) will discuss the dynamics of the process of assessing the diversity health at the University of Maryland Libraries. From designing the survey instrument through analyzing the results ...
Custom Analytics with Google Tag Manager: Assessing Usage Statistics on the MD-SOAR Platform
As usage metrics continue to attain an increasingly central role in library system assessment and analysis, librarians tasked with system selection, implementation, and support are driven to identify metric approaches that ...
RDA and Linked Data: A New Way to Look at the Henson Collection
In 2005, the University of Maryland acquired over 70 digital videos spanning 35 years of Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work in television and film. To support in-house discovery and use, the collection was cataloged in detail ...
The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project
This poster addresses frequently asked questions regarding the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project, such as "What is the National Digital Newspaper Program?" and "How are titles selected for digitization?" It also provides ...
Untangling Knots: Determining E-book Suitability for Course Reserves
E-books on their own are complex; they become even more so in the context of course reserves. In FY2016 the Resource Sharing & Reserves and Acquisitions units developed a new workflow for vetting requested e-books to ensure ...
Identifying User Demographics in Digital Collections with Google Analytics
Usage statistics of digitized materials, when collected, can inform future project prioritization for increased access to materials. Demographic information collected through Google Analytics may provide insight into the ...
Bento Box Discovery
Users find the the list of resources and terms for finding information bewildering: book, journal, article, database, resource, catalog, worldcat, guide, website, google scholar, institutional repository, digital collections, ...
Metrics that compare academic libraries, and how we stack up within CIC
This presentation identifies the metrics used in the 2015 annual statistical surveys of ARL, ACRL, and IPEDS. Selected data compiled from fy2010 to 2015 are included to show comparisons among the CIC member libraries. The ...
WorldCat Usability at UMD: Library Research & Innovative Practice Forum, June 8, 2016
This presentation provided the results of a two-round iterative study of WorldCat UMD usability.