Innovations in Activity Data workshop
A one-day workshop aimed at Higher Education library services who are interested in practical applications of activity data, what can be collected, how it can be used, visualised and presented. The workshop will be an opportunity to hear from library projects working on the JISC Activity Data programme and from practitioners working in this area.
Christodoulou meeting rooms, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes
4 July 2011
Free to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
10.15am Welcome and Introduction
Nicky Whitsed, Director of Library Services, The Open University
What activity data can you use? Examples from JISC Activity Data programme
10.30am SALT project ‘Surfacing the Academic Long Tail ‘– MIMAS Joy Palmer, Janine Rigby
11.10am Coffee break
11:30am RISE project ‘Recommendations Improve the Search Experience’ – Open University, Richard Nurse
12.10am LIDP project ‘Library Impact Data Project’ – University of Huddersfield, David Pattern (via video)
12.50pm Lunch break
How can you use the data?
1.50pm What are the challenges around activity data in libraries?
World Café style workshop exercise
– What data?, How much?, Where is it?, How do you get at it?
– What to do with it?
– What are the challenges?
2.40pm How can you visualize activity data? Tony Hirst, Lecturer, Department of Communication and Systems, Open University
3.10pm Tea break
3.30pm Wrap-up session – JISC Activity Data Synthesis project, David Kay, Sero Consulting
Who should attend? Librarians, leaders and managers, practitioners, developers and advocates from academic libraries, who want to understand the potential of activity data to shape, guide and improve services, to inform users and to deliver innovative new services.
Register by email to: RISE-Project@open.ac.uk