This project aims to prove a statistically significant correlation between library usage and student attainment. Using activity data from three separate systems and matching these against student records which are held in a fourth system, this project will build on in-house research previously undertaken at the University of Huddersfield. By identifying subject areas or courses which exhibit low usage of library resources, service improvements can be targeted. Those subject areas or courses which exhibit high usage of library resources can be used as models of good practice. The partner Universities represent a cross-section of size and mission and will provide a rich data set on which to work.

Library Impact Data Project

This project aims to prove a statistically significant correlation between library usage and student attainment. Using activity data from three separate systems and matching these against student records which are held in a fourth system, this project will build on in-house
research previously undertaken at the University of Huddersfield. By identifying subject areas or courses which exhibit low usage of library resources, service improvements can be targeted. Those subject areas or courses which exhibit high usage of library resources can be used as models of good practice.The partner Universities represent a cross-section of size and mission and will provide a rich
data set on which to work.

Project Staff

Graham Stone
University of Huddersfield
g.stone@hud.ac.uk
01484 472042


Summary
Start date
1 February 2011
End date
31 July 2011
Funding programme
Information Environment Programme 2009-11
Project website
Lead institutions

University of Huddersfield

Partner institutions
University of Bradford
De Montfort University
University of Exeter
University of Lincoln
Liverpool John Moores University
University of Salford
University of Teeside

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