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MAY 31

Collective Insight: Driven by Shared Data

Part of the Collective Insight event series, this will be an engaging symposium on the break-through opportunities and operational challenges of turning data into powerful analyses and purposeful action for academic libraries and the campuses they serve.

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This Collective Insight event showcased the break-through opportunities and operational challenges of turning data into powerful analyses and purposeful action for academic libraries and the campuses they serve. Participants explored how shared user, usage and collections data are changing academic libraries.

This event featured keynote speaker, Northwestern Professor Larry Birnbaum, who shared his experience in translating data into meaningful stories, and how big data can lead to greater insight. Local academic librarians Dave Green, Deborah Blecic and Kim Armstrong also discussed how they deploy shared library data: understand user behaviors through the ERIAL project; analyze the wealth of usage data to guide collecting and purchase electronic resources; and inform CIC's work on shared print repositories.

Dorothea Salo from the University of Wisconsin–Madison gave the closing keynote on big data in libraries—how librarians collect and share it and what skills and tools are needed to use it.

Videos

Collective Insight at Northwestern: Panel discussion with Dave Green, Deborah Blecic and Kim Armstrong

(YouTube video, 26:11)
31 May 2013

Deb Blecic, Bibliographer for the Life and Health Sciences and Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Dave Green, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Information Services, Northeastern Illinois University, and Project Director for ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries); and Kim Armstrong, Deputy Director, Center for Library Initiatives, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), participated in a panel discussion.

Powerpoint Presentations

Understanding User Needs: The Power of Qualitative Data

(3.6 MB, 34 slides)

Presented by Dave Green, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Information Services, Northeastern Illinois University, and Project Director, ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries)

Date

31 May 2013

Time

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]

Location

Evanston, Illinois

Venue

Northwestern University