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Library Assessment: Notes from ALA Midwinter 2016

At ALA Midwinter in Boston, we attended several valuable sessions on assessment, evaluation, and data visualization. Here’s a roundup of what we heard. ARL Library Assessment Forum Kenning Arlitsch, dean of the library at Montana State University, reported on his grant project, Measuring Up: Assessing Accuracy of Reported Use and Impact of Digital Repositories. While at Marriott Library at the University of Utah, Arlitsch observed that the reported use of…

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Participant Meeting at ALA Midwinter

Please join Deanna Marcum, Roger Schonfeld, Christine Wolff, and Kimberly Lutz at Ithaka S+R’s participant meeting at ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 10 from 1:30-3:00 pm, in the Seaport C Room at the Seaport Hotel. At the meeting, we will share several updates, including Findings from our recent and ongoing research projects. We have been pursuing an active research agenda and would like to share what we have learned to…


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Marketing Your Digital Resources and Sites
A Workshop at ALA Midwinter

Join Kimberly Lutz and Roger Schonfeld for a workshop on "Marketing Your Digital Resources and Sites" at ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 10, from 9:00 am-noon. You successfully created a comprehensive digital resource, launched a phenomenal e-journal, or built a robust institutional repository. Now the real work begins! You need to make sure the resource is used and supported by its target community. This workshop will provide you with tips…


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Discovering Discoverability at ALA Midwinter

Last Sunday at ALA, I attended a presentation by Mary Somerville, University Librarian at the University of Colorado Denver, focusing on discoverability. Somerville recently co-authored a white paper on Collaborative Improvements in the Discoverability of Scholarly Content with Lettie Conrad of SAGE. I was glad to be able to participate as one of the interviewees in the Somerville-Conrad paper, which highlights some of the remarkable progress that has been made in…

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