Connecting the silos: Systematic data collection for library and collections assessment

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This book chapter describes the efforts of University of North Texas Libraries to organize data relevant for assessing subject-based collections.

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Harker, Karen October 26, 2017.

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This book chapter describes the efforts of University of North Texas Libraries to organize data relevant for assessing subject-based collections.

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Abstract: Assessment has gained greater prominence in library administration in the last decade. Whereas “library assessment” is associated with services, notably instructional or reference, collection assessment has evolved to its own specialty. The methods are largely quantitative and thus require extensive data sets, the management of which has required greater sophistication and technical expertise than in years past. Assessment, regardless of focus, is a data-intensive task. In order to make that judgment (of quality, meeting needs, educational attainment, etc.), evidence is needed. Bringing the data together in a manner that is effective and efficient has become a priority for organizations that need to assess on a regular basis. In this paper, I will describe the attempt we have made at The University of North Texas Libraries to organize data relevant for assessing our subject-based collections. This data are varied in formats, location, ownership, update frequency, and original purpose. I will present our most recent data model, our current methods of collecting, organizing, analyzing the data, and presenting results, as well as our plans for the future, which will include extending the reach of our connections.

This book chapter was also presented as a paper at the International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM), 2017, Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

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  • 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management, October 25-26, 2017. Dallas, Texas.
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Design Innovation, 2018. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

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Harker, Karen. Connecting the silos: Systematic data collection for library and collections assessment, chapter, October 26, 2017; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1248348/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .