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4 April 2011

Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR helen.harrop@sero.co.uk

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ACTIVITY DATA TO ENHANCE & INCREASE OPEN-ACCESS USAGE

Just had our paper accepted for the 9th Northumbria Int. Conf. on Performance Measurement in Libraries & Information Services #jiscad #lidp

Focus Group MAR 31, 2011 04:31A.M. We have established a user Focus Group with six core partners in order to explore the potential of the recommendation service and its impact on repository users. The institutions involved are: Aberystwyth University – http://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/ Bangor University - http://dspace.bangor.ac.uk/dspace/ University of Wales, Trinity Saint David http://dspace.tsd.ac.uk/dspace/ University of Glamorgan - http://dspace1.isd.glam.ac.uk/dspace/ UWIC - http://repository.uwic.ac.uk/dspace/ University of Wales, Newport - http://repository.newport.ac.uk/

APR 01, 2011 03:54P.M.

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#jiscad blogpost: http://bit.ly/iaouGA .. What data do you wish academic libraries would release as #opendata? [ht @julianistar for t'photo]

The first Focus Group meeting will take place on 7th June at Aberystwyth University.

MAR 31, 2011 11:33A.M.

ACTIVITY DATA

Along with repository managers, we have also identified and invited a small ‘cross-section’ of users from these institutions i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate students, an academic, researcher and an administrative staff member. An evaluation consultant will also be attending the meeting. The recommendation service software will have been deployed at the six institutional repositories by the end of May and the service will be demonstrated and evaluated during the meeting.

If wishes were fishes... some blue sea thinking MAR 31, 2011 04:28A.M. This photo caught my eye this morning:

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Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR helen.harrop@sero.co.uk

4 April 2011

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RT @Fulup: http://bit.ly/dSS8Vt measuring non/low use of libraries at Huddersfield: is it any different at DMU? #lipd #jiscad MAR 29, 2011 03:38P.M.

[Photo by Julian Istar, taken at the ‘Harnessing Transport Data’ workshop, Manchester, 30 Mar 2011]

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Had our first sample data through for #lipd - fingers crossed! #jiscad

It got me wondering what would be on an open data wishlist for academic libraries and whether that wishlist might stimulate new activity data projects or provide new use/business cases for making data available ‘out there’.

MAR 29, 2011 03:26P.M.

So I added a question to Quora: “What data should academic libraries be releasing as open data?” ... I’ll let you know if I get any responses but feel free to also add your comments below. ACTIVITY DATA

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MAR 29, 2011 09:46A.M.

Blog post 'Becoming Dataware' presentation from @jamesgoulding http://bit.ly/etAjZG (@psychemedia @richardn2009) #jiscad #rdtf

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Some noteworthy items from this week’s Tabbloid: #LIDP reported in the minutes from their first project meeting that they’re planning some qualitative investigations (in the form of focus groups) to test their hypothesis. That decision was the result of the deep thinking they’ve been doing about the hypothesis itself and how they might hope to get anywhere close to considering all of the different factors which have an impact on attainment. From the minutes it looks like Dave Pattern is working hard to retain his crown as ‘king of the data gatherers’ (a sheperding role you are only qualified to tackle once you’ve graduated from the Cat Herding Academy) and is providing LIDP’s partner institutions with the guidance they need in order to get data submitted to him by their fast approaching deadline of 23rd April.

MAR 30, 2011 12:19P.M.

Richard Nurse has published a couple of thought provoking blogposts relating to the #OURISE project. One reflecting on what we mean (and don’t mean) when we use the term ‘recommendation’ and another on the importance of considering timeliness when establishing a basis for making recommendations. Richard’s points about what a

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Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR helen.harrop@sero.co.uk

4 April 2011

recommendation is reminded me of one of the JISC Conference sessions I attended which quoted a student who was interviewed as part of the OER Impact project: “I do everything she [indicating a fellow student] tells me to do. If she tells me to look at something, I look at it.” I come from a sociology background so maybe I’m biased but it feels like these ethnographic nuggets can be powerful reminders of the users’ side of the story which might be sitting just below the surface of any activity data. I spotted an open data event taking place in Birmingham next month which has the question of sustainable business (and funding) models at the heart of its agenda. It’s primarily centred around data from national and local government but it will be interesting to see whether there are any solid outcomes in terms of establishing convincing business cases which might translate into the world of HE.

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