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Format: 03/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 03/22/2018 - 11pm
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Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Data, E-Data, Data Curation: Our New Frontier Program McCormick Place Convention Center
Description :

Data management and curation may be a great new opportunity but how are libraries tackling it? We already know how to archive traditional materials but what do we do with terabytes of faculty research data? How do we manage that data set for our students' research? Join us for a big picture view of the issues surrounding e-data collection and access from Joan Starr, Jim Mullins, Dorothea Salo, and Robert Sandusky. Bring questions to help you identify opportunities and challenges already happening on your campus.

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Ebook Data Evaluation through the Eyes of an Academic Librarian and a Public Librarian: A Tale of Two Libraries Program McCormick Place Convention Center
Description :

Attendees at this session will hear how two librarians, one from a public library and one from an academic library use ebook data reports at their respective libraries. Each librarian will discuss ebook data from each of their respective institutions and the stories they tell from this data for funding support and development of ebook programs. Come and hear how the same statistical information can be interpreted and presented in different ways.

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
OCLC Library Analytics―Data to Inform Decision-making and Measure Impact Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
Description :

How can the collective data—shared, enriched and managed by libraries—be combined with analytic tools to inform decisions you are making, and demonstrate the value of your services to users and funders? Join Kathryn Harnish, OCLC Director, as she leads a panel discussion on today’s analytics technology and the impact on decision-making for libraries.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 269
Description :

This is the annual meeting of the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
"Library Intelligence": Influencing Your Future with Evidence Exhibitor session Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4C
Description :

Noted library automation and management consultant/author, Joe Matthews, will discuss how and why academic and public libraries are deploying library-specific integrated web-based solutions (e.g. Counting Opinions) for the capture, management, and reporting of qualitative and quantitative
Joe's New Book: Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

If you:
• Capture and consolidate qualitative and quantitative data from multiple locations over multiple periods.
• Rely on cumbersome spreadsheets, home-grown systems to track results and gain insight.
• Consolidate data manually from multiple separate systems.
Benefits include:
• Reducing the data capture and reporting burden across the organization.
• Building an evidence-based culture for staff with timely, usable data.
• Improving data accuracy/consistency
• Producing meaningful reports in a timely fashion
• Enhanced advocacy

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Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, July 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Confessions of a Digital Packrat: ALCTS President's Program with Erin McKean Presidents program, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
Description :

How do you let go of digital data when every word of every book might be the one piece of evidence you need to make a dictionary entry complete? What does it mean for transformative uses like lexicography when there are so many different digital storehouses available (with varying degrees of difficulty). What makes a digital collection attractive to packrats like me?

Erin McKean is the founder of and the former editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. In her "spare" time she writes, sews, blogs, and writes books about dresses, including The Secret Lives of Dresses (Grand Central, 2011) and The Hundred Dresses (Bloomsbury, 2013).