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#uklibchat agenda – 5 May 2015: Stats- what are they good for?

It is common for libraries to be collect a lot of usage statistics, whether it be number of readers signed up to Summer reading challenge, to footfall, to the amount of book issued, to the numbers of time an online journal article has been accessed. But are we making the most of our stats? Are we even measuring the right things?  This is what we’re hoping to get some discussion on in our next #uklibchat, if you’re interested please join us on:

Tuesday 5 May 2015    6.30 – 8.30pm UK time!

The agenda is available here  please add the questions that you would like to ask about the topic

We also have a feature article written by Mathieu Lubrun: Using Statistical Software to Analyse Qualitative Data

@infohippy gave us some suggestions for useful tools for stats.

“JUSP, SUSHI/Counter, SCONUL, LISU – my top recommended stats tools for UK Librarians“

“See Hans Rosling on TED he makes stats come alive & shows how they can tell a story.”

Example: TED talk : stats that reshape your world view


About Ka-Ming

Librarian at a University in London and one of the founding members of uklibchat.wordpress.com Find me @agentk23

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