New Issue Brief From Ithaka S+R: “Driving With Data: A Roadmap for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Academic Libraries”
From Ithaka S+R:
COUNTER-compliant usage statistics, service assessments, peer benchmarking-librarians have been gathering different types of data for some time, using data to measure the usage of their resources, the quality of their services, and how they stack up against similar institutions. But could library leaders collect data differently?
In this Issue Brief Deanna Marcum and Roger Schonfeld suggest an approach where library leaders start not with the data that are easy to gather, but with the problems they are trying to solve. What does it take to create an evidence-based decision-making environment within the academic library?
Direct to Full Text: “Driving With Data: A Roadmap for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Academic Libraries” (10 pages; PDF)
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.