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Library improvement through data analytics, Lesley S.J. Farmer, Alan M. Safer

Label
Library improvement through data analytics
Title
Library improvement through data analytics
Statement of responsibility
Lesley S.J. Farmer, Alan M. Safer
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than ever, funding agencies are looking for cost effectiveness. Sound data analytics is the foundation for making an evidence-based case for library programs, in addition to guiding myriad organizational decisions, from optimizing operations for efficiency to responding to community needs for customer satisfaction. Designed to be useful for novices as well as those with a background in data, this book introduces the basics of the Six Sigma framework as a model that can be applied to a variety of library settings. Helping readers make sense of data, this guide for system based, data-driven management covers such key topics as the basics of statistical concepts; recommended data sources for various library functions and processes, and guidance for using census, university, or chamber of commerce data in analysis; techniques for cleaning data; matching data to appropriate data analysis methods; how to make descriptive statistics more powerful by spotlighting relationships; 14 case studies which address such areas as digitization, e-book collection development, and reference; and staffing, facilities, and instruction. This books clear, concise coverage will enable readers of every experience level to gain a better understanding of statistics in order to facilitate library improvement"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farmer, Lesley S. J
Dewey number
025.007/23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z678.85
LC item number
.F37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Safer, Alan M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Library administration
  • Six sigma (Quality control standard)
  • Library statistics
Label
Library improvement through data analytics, Lesley S.J. Farmer, Alan M. Safer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planning with Six Sigma -- Defining the project -- Measure the current situation -- Analyze existing processes -- Improve or introduce the process -- Control the process -- Cleaning data -- Getting started with statistics -- Matching data analytic methods to data -- Statistical and survey software for libraries -- Access and retrieval: case study -- Benchmarking library standards: case study -- Data sets: case study -- Digitization: case study -- E-book collection development: case study -- Facilities: case study -- Information audit: case study -- Instruction: case study -- Knowledge management: case study -- Lending devices: case study -- Marketing virtual reference services: case study -- Optimizing online use: case study -- Reference staffing patterns: case study -- True costs of acquisitions: case study with implications for selection practice
Control code
945767025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 174 pages
Isbn
9780838914250
Isbn Type
(print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015046382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945767025
Label
Library improvement through data analytics, Lesley S.J. Farmer, Alan M. Safer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planning with Six Sigma -- Defining the project -- Measure the current situation -- Analyze existing processes -- Improve or introduce the process -- Control the process -- Cleaning data -- Getting started with statistics -- Matching data analytic methods to data -- Statistical and survey software for libraries -- Access and retrieval: case study -- Benchmarking library standards: case study -- Data sets: case study -- Digitization: case study -- E-book collection development: case study -- Facilities: case study -- Information audit: case study -- Instruction: case study -- Knowledge management: case study -- Lending devices: case study -- Marketing virtual reference services: case study -- Optimizing online use: case study -- Reference staffing patterns: case study -- True costs of acquisitions: case study with implications for selection practice
Control code
945767025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 174 pages
Isbn
9780838914250
Isbn Type
(print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015046382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945767025

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