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Beyond journal impact and usage statistics: Using citation analysis for collection development
Academic libraries have a long history of assessing the collection and determining if the collection meets the need of academic departments. Citation analysis, a research method to understand users’ information behavior, ...
Making evidence-based collection development feasible: Using R coding to automate analysis for action
Collection development practitioners face a complicated publishing environment with many new and developing purchasing models. Even with the new models in development, approval plans and firms orders are still commonly ...
A picture is worth a thousand words: Data visualization for collection assessment
While a number of presentations and webinars have talked about data visualization for library assessment in general, there have been few such presentations focusing on data visualization for collection assessment data. ...
Using easily available data to build collections and understand faculty research for subject librarians
Building collection and assisting with faculty research are two major responsibilities for subject librarians. Collection and research needs are unique to campuses and departments subject librarians serve for. How could ...
Piloting emerging research workshops at University of Houston
University of Houston has recently launched a new initiative called 50 in 5, which aims to increase research output by 50% in 5 years. The liaison department has restructured to have a research team to better respond to ...
Connecting the dots: Reader ratings, bibliographic data, and machine-learning algorithms for monograph selection
Traditional collection development relies heavily on human input, with librarians relying on reviews and subject selection lists, and through user requests. With the development of machine learning, more and more businesses ...
Data visualization: Transforming research support
This presentation showcases how data visualization services can transform research support, from solely providing access to data, to actively engaging researchers with data. We will highlight Tableau, ESRI desktop and ...
Analyzing data consultations: What liaisons can learn about users' data needs and use of tools
As data services gain momentum in academic libraries, liaison librarians are expected to be part of the education force for data literacy. Nonetheless, due to the broad scope of data literacy, training librarians to improve ...
Data mining, visualizing, and analyzing faculty thematic relationships for research support and collection analysis
This project developed analytical tools to improve collection development and enhance research support. Analyzing faculty publications across campus involves developing similarity analysis, topic generating algorithms, and ...
Data visualization: New opportunities for outreach in the social sciences.
This presentation showcases several examples of using data visualization for outreach.