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Wednesday, March 14


Adventures in data visualization: Using Tableau to show the value of resource sharing
I propose to present my experience with an ongoing data visualization project, in which I use Tableau to create visualizations based on resource sharing data. Data visualization can be an impactful way to show the value of resource sharing work to administrators and the public. _x000D_
In this session, I intend give a very brief overview of useful concepts and the software used (Tableau), discuss project planning and issues I encountered, and show my final visualizations. My visualizations will include traditional metrics, such as statistics on fill rates and turnaround times, but also other ways we can show the value of our work (for example, by visually showing how resource sharing work connects and helps other areas of the library, or mapping where borrowed material originates). _x000D_
By sharing my own experience in which I started from scratch, I hope to encourage others who are curious about using data visualization to show the value of their work.

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J. Silvia Cho

IDS Project Mentor, CUNY Graduate Center
Silvia is the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor at the Graduate Center Library (CUNY) and an IDS technology mentor. She has previously presented on multicultural users’ library use, privacy and ILL data, and open access and equity.  She received a Master's in Library Science at Queens... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom 1


Comparing Apples to Oranges: An Investigation into the Validity of Interlibrary Loan Statistics
In an effort to understand the validity of self-reported Interlibrary Loan (ILL) statistics, University of South Carolina librarians developed a survey to determine how libraries classify, categorize, and report ILL data. In May 2016, we emailed all 116 Interlibrary Loan departments within the Association of Research Libraries with a request to complete our survey. We will discuss our results and the implications that these results have on the validity of reported ILL statistics. We will explore possibilities for expanding this research and argue for more standardized collection and reporting practices.

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Amie Freeman

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of South Carolina
Amie Freeman is the Scholarly Communication Librarian with the University of South Carolina Libraries' Digital Research Services department. She holds a BA in International Studies and a MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Amie oversees Scholar Commons, UofSC’s institutional... Read More →
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Megan Palmer

Assessment Librarian, University of South Carolina
Megan Palmer is the Assessment Librarian at the University of South Carolina. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and from the University of Pittsburgh with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She provides... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom 1