April 16, 2014

Library Impact Data Project: Looking for the Link Between Library Usage and Student Attainment (Preprint)

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Title

Impact Data Project: Looking for the Link Between Library Usage and Student Attainment
Preprint (Accepted for Publication September 24, 2012)

Authors

Graham Stone
University of Huddersfield

Bryony Ramsden
University of Huddersfield

Source

College and Research Libraries (C&RL)
Scheduled for Publication: January, 2014

Abstract

The Library Impact Data Project was a six month project funded by JISC and managed by the University of Huddersfield to investigate the hypothesis that: ‘There is a statistically significant correlation across a number of universities between library activity data and student attainment’. E-resources usage, library borrowing statistics and library gate entries were measured against final degree award for 33,074 undergraduate students across eight UK universities. The research successfully demonstrated a statistically significant relationship between library resource use and level of degree result; however any conclusions drawn are not indicators that library usage and student attainment have a causal relationship.

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