Streaming Media

Abstract

After a digital project is completed and made available online, the work is not over: digital projects managers must quantify the value of these digital collections. There are a plethora of tools to measure usage, but inferring value from usage requires careful interpretation of the data. After interpretation, the results must be communicated effectively to administrators. This poster will identify sources of digital collection use data, identify pitfalls in these sources, explore ways to derive meaning from use data, and suggest strategies for communicating value measurements to library administrators.

This poster presentation is the first 15 minutes of video with question and answers starting at 28:48 into the video for both poster sessions.

Type of Proposal

Poster Presentation

Proposal Category

Assessment

Keywords

assessment, digital collections, value

Twitter #Tags

#cpndam16numbers

Learning Outcomes

Sources of digital collection use data

Identify pitfalls in these sources

Strategies for deriving meaning from use data

Strategies for communicating value measurements to library administrators

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

 
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Numbers, Numbers, Numbers—Is it Working?! Meaningful Measurement of Digital Collections

After a digital project is completed and made available online, the work is not over: digital projects managers must quantify the value of these digital collections. There are a plethora of tools to measure usage, but inferring value from usage requires careful interpretation of the data. After interpretation, the results must be communicated effectively to administrators. This poster will identify sources of digital collection use data, identify pitfalls in these sources, explore ways to derive meaning from use data, and suggest strategies for communicating value measurements to library administrators.

This poster presentation is the first 15 minutes of video with question and answers starting at 28:48 into the video for both poster sessions.