Monthly Archives: March 2007

Business intelligence

The collection and analysis of data about collections, systems and services is becoming increasingly important for libraries. For management and accountability purposes. Here are some examples of where such data might be useful: to refine systems based on usage data, to develop data-driven knowledge of user behaviors, to support collection development decisions, and so on. … Continue reading Business intelligence

Libraries, books and network level services

The growth in variety and volume of sites for personal collection management is fascinating to watch, especially those where addtiional value is created by pooling choices and preferences across users. Sites for music and books especially. Typically these sites display network effects, they improve as more people connect and share interests. I was interested to … Continue reading Libraries, books and network level services

LC Working Group on the future of bibliographic control

The LC Working Group on Bibliographic Control is having an open meeting about ‘uses and users’ of data on 8th March at Google in Mountain View, California. This is the first of three open meetings. There will be several expert speakers, and interested parties are invited to attend or submit written testimony to the group. … Continue reading LC Working Group on the future of bibliographic control