Joint Forum on Collections Data Analysis and Maintenance

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

The CARLI Collection Management Committee and Technical Services Committee are pleased to sponsor a joint forum on Collections Data Analysis and Maintenance on Friday April 28, 2017, from 9:30am-3:30pm at Governors State University, University Park, IL.

Morning sessions include how to build capacity for collection assessment, ILL data analysis after journal cancellations, and CARLI resources for collections assessment and evaluation. Afternoon sessions break into two tracks, collections and technical services. Collections sessions focus on assessment of e-books and e-journals, radical collection management, COUNTER, and AWStats. Technical Services sessions include how to modify CARLI Access queries, collection evaluation using UB stats, shareable metadata in DPLA, and global database maintenance approaches and tools. Attendees are welcome to attend any sessions of interest in either track.

CARLI will provide box lunches (sandwich, side, cookie) and a drink for lunch.

The intended audience is staff and librarians from CARLI member libraries interested in collection assessment and data maintenance.

Documentation from the day's events is now available on the companion webpage.

09:30am - 10:00am Registration at Sherman Hall
10:00am - 10:15am Welcome: Lydia Morrow Ruetten, Dean (Governors State University); CARLI Report, Elizabeth Clarage, Director, Collections Services (CARLI)

10:15am - 11:00am

Beyond Making Spreadsheets: How to Build Capacity for Collection Assessment

Jen-chien Yu, Coordinator of Library Assessment and Esra Coskun, Collection Analysis and Planning Specialist (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

11:00am - 11:10am Break

11:10am - 11:55am

Did We Make the Right Decision?: ILL Data Analysis After Journal Cancellations

Sarah G. Park, Technology & Engineering Librarian, Juliet Kerico Gray, Health Sciences Librarian, and Deirdre Johnson, Interlibrary Loan Manager/Library Operations Associate (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

11:55am - 12:15pm

An Overview of CARLI Resources Related to Collection Evaluation and Assessment

Jen Masciadrelli, Senior Project Management Coordinator (CARLI)

12:15pm - 01:15pm Lunch in the Hall of Honors; feel free to visit the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  Collections Track

Technical Services Track

01:15pm - 01:45pm

Collection Assessment on E-books and E-journals
Estelle Hu, Assistant Professor & Health Sciences Bibliographer (University of Illinois at Chicago)

How to Modify CARLI Access Queries to Get More Data

Cynthia Romanowski, Technical Services Librarian (Governors State University)

01:50pm - 02:20pm

Does COUNTER Tell the Whole Story? Case-by-case Examples Demonstrating the Limitations of COUNTER, and Suggestions for Alternative Evaluation Metrics

Jonathan Shank, Acquisitions and E-Resources Librarian, Galter Health Sciences Library (Northwestern University)

Evaluating your Library’s Collection Using UB Stat 3 and UB Stat 5

Jen Masciadrelli, Senior Project Management Coordinator and Debbie Campbell, Library Services Coordinator (CARLI)

02:25pm - 02:55pm

Radical Collection Management: Adopting Non-traditional Models Based Upon Assessment

David Stern, Library Director (Saint Xavier University)

Shareable Metadata in DPLA

Hannah Stitzlein, Visiting Metadata Services Specialist for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

03:00pm - 03:30pm

Using AWStats to Analyze Logs from EZProxy and from the Public OPAC Logs

Stacey Knight-Davis, Head of Library Technology Services (Eastern Illinois University)

Approaches & Tools for Global Database Maintenance in the Voyager Catalog

Gayle Porter, Assistant Professor, Special Formats Catalog Librarian (Chicago State University) and Nicole Swanson, Library Services Coordinator (CARLI)

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. Registration will close Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Governors State University - Sherman Hall
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484


Campus map


Shuttle from METRA station

Please Note: Sherman Hall is noted as “E Building” on the Campus Map. The best way to get to Sherman Hall is to enter through the main entrance of D building and follow the signs. If you are driving, the best parking is Lot West 1 and East 1.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the