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Final LIDP article published

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:45:44 +0000

The 3rd and final LIDP article has now been published. The three papers discuss the major findings of both phases of the project and are available here: Collins, Ellen and Stone, Graham (2014) Understanding patterns of library use among undergraduate students from different disciplines. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9 (3). pp. 51-67. Stone, … Continue reading Final LIDP article published

A brief history of library analytics

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:22:04 +0000

We are just finalizing a chapter for a forthcoming Facet publication, the following section didn’t make the final cut, but we thought we would reproduce it here for anyone interested. The literature shows an interest in the relationship between library use and undergraduate attainment stretching back to the 1960s and 1970s (Barkey, 1965; Lubans, 1971; … Continue reading A brief history of library analytics

Library analytics bibliography

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:40:45 +0000

With thanks to Diane Costello (Executive Officer, CAUL – Council of Australian University Librarians) and Judy Luther  ( for the suggestion, we have put together a Library analytics bibliography page based on articles we have consulted as part of LIDP. There is also an excellent new set of resources at CAUL including bibliographies on return … Continue reading Library analytics bibliography

Activity data – delivering benefits from the data deluge

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:47:23 +0000

Earlier this month Jisc published a paper on activity data, featuring 6 case studies including LIDP. Executive Summary ‘Activity data’ is the record of human actions in the online or physical world that can be captured by computer. The analysis of such data leading to ‘actionable insights’ is broadly known as ‘analytics’ and is part … Continue reading Activity data – delivering benefits from the data deluge

LIDP Focus Group Write-Up

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:40:55 +0000

Martin Philip (Subject Librarian for Accountancy, Law and Informatics) reflects on a focus group held with a group of our ‘non users’ from the School of Computing and Engineering. I recently conducted a focus group with five Computing students, a department that has been identified as low users of the library. The focus group was … Continue reading LIDP Focus Group Write-Up

What should be our focus for future work on the LIDP?

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:25:57 +0000

We are drawing to a close with Phase II of the LIDP, so naturally our thoughts are turning to what we would like to do with the data we have accumulated from the first two phases at Huddersfield. What would Phase 3 look like? The aims of our original in house project were: To engage … Continue reading What should be our focus for future work on the LIDP?

LIDP Toolkit: Phase 2

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:29:25 +0000

We are starting to wrap up the loose ends of LIDP 2. You will have seen some bonus blogs from us today, and we have more about reading lists and focus groups to come – plus more surprises! Here is something we said we would do from the outset – a second version of the … Continue reading LIDP Toolkit: Phase 2

BONUS findings post! Correlations

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:38:09 +0000

Hello. Hello! You’ve changed the format of the blogs, haven’t you? Yes, we like to mix it up a bit. We thought this might be fun, and not at all derivative. What are these bonus findings then? Well, it all stems from the fact that this time round we have been given students’ final grades … Continue reading BONUS findings post! Correlations

Publications from Phase 1 of LIDP

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:58:47 +0000

We now have a complete list of publications from Phase I of the project, which took place from January-July 2011. The College and Research Libraries article is now the definitive article for Phase 1 and would be the best one to cite if you feel that way inclined! Stone, Graham and Ramsden, Bryony (2012) Library … Continue reading Publications from Phase 1 of LIDP

FINDINGS post 6: BONUS new findings on UCAS points and place of usage

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:35:04 +0000

Good news! We have acquired some extra data from various very helpful departments at Huddersfield, which allows us to explore a few additional angles for both indicators of usage and the relationship between usage and outcomes.  The new data relates to the UCAS points of the students within the study, and to the percentage of … Continue reading FINDINGS post 6: BONUS new findings on UCAS points and place of usage