It’s time to revisit metrics. How can they be made more precise and illuminative? Publishers, librarians, and their vendors use similar vocabulary (such as usage) but what they mean by their terminology (downloads, referral, etc.) and how they interpret it may differ. What data needs to be collected? How long is it retained? What are appropriate data-sharing practices? How should providers measure use of open educational resources? Or use of open access monographs? Can we come to agreement on the meaning of the behavioral data that may be automatically gathered in? In short, how can we make metrics more meaningful?
The first half of this event dealt with metrics associated with the evaluation of scholarship. The second half of this event will look at assessment practice in the context of library services and the evaluation of usage. Participants in this two-part webinar will examine and discuss these issues.
Confirmed participants for the May 12 roundtable include Joelle Pitts, Associate Dean, Administration, Planning, and Assessment, Carnegie Mellon University; Nancy Turner, Associate Director, Libraries, Temple University; Starr Hoffman, Director of Planning and Assessment, University of Nevada - Las Vegas; Laura Spears, Assessment Librarian, University of Florida, and Martha Kyrillidou, Principal, QualityMetrics LLC.
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