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Hege Library & Learning Technologies

Library Assessment

Library Data Sources

Data Sources:

Common Data Points

Common Data Points Collected by Libraries:

  • circulation/transaction data (checkouts, ILL, etc.)
  • physical collections usage data
  • digital collections data (databases, e-journals, e-books) 
  • user data: library website, research guides, Moodle
  • gate count data
  • service level data (desk transactions & research consultations)
  • instruction & workshop data
  • online reference transactions
  • libraries are starting to track data by student ID and/or Internet IDs (through card swipes and computer logins)

Common Data Points Collected by Other Departments:

  • IR performance data:
    • GPA
    • retention
  • IT demographics data