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"I know what you Borrowed Last Summer: Exploiting Usage Data in an Academic Library"

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Data mining of usage data is a relatively new area for libraries. During this seminar, Dave will discuss some of the work carried out with the library web catalogue at Huddersfield and the impact it has had on the long term borrowing trends of students. Huddersfield has also used the data to analyse non- and low-usage of library services, and to examine the link between library usage and the final grades achieved by students. Finally, Dave will discuss why Huddersfield decided to begin releasing aggregated usage data into the Public Domain.

About the Speaker:

Dave Pattern is the Library Systems Manager at The University of Huddersfield, with responsibility for the continuing development of the web services and facilities provided by the library. A web developer with 15 years of experience, he previously worked for a major UK library book supplier before joining Huddersfield as the lead developer on the JISC funded INHALE and INFORMS projects. In 2004 he was appointed to his current role and has been responsible for incorporating a variety of 2.0 enhancements into the OPAC , as well as setting up weblogs and wikis for the library. He is a committed “2.0” advocate and was thrilled to be named as one of the “2009 Movers and Shakers” by the Library Journal.

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