Library and Learning Resources Faculty Research & Creative Works


Emerging technologies have offered libraries and librarians new ways and methods to collect and analyze data in the era of accountability to justify their value and contributions. For example, Gallagher, Bauer and Dollar (2005) analyzed the paper and online journal usage from all possible data sources and discovered that users at the Yale Medical Library preferred the electronic format of articles to the print version. After this discovery, they were able to take necessary steps to adjust their journal subscriptions. Many library professionals advocate such data-driven library management to strengthen and specify library budget proposals.

Meeting Name

78th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 2015 ASIS&T (2015: Nov. 6-10, St. Louis, MO)


Library and Learning Resources

Keywords and Phrases

Big data; data analytics; information policy; information privacy; library assessment

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Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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