Not everything a library wants to know is available via web-scale analytics tools such as Google Analytics. Often, custom instrumentation and logging are the best way to answer usability and analytics questions, and can offer better protections for patron privacy as well.
Posts tagged "Research"
The U-M Library’s Shapiro Design Lab and the U-M Museum of Natural History are happy to announce a new Community and Citizen Science Project Incubator program for University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students! Community and citizen science projects can help scientists conduct extensive, quality research while engaging with members of their community. The program will explore questions about project design, ethics, learning goals, and data management. Participants will create project...
Maybe you’ve heard of or lived with a roommate who never washed the dishes, who talked loudly on the phone late into the night or who stiffed you on rent. Not fun. Bias in our research isn’t fun either. It distorts the nature of the data we collect, analyze and share.
Tiny Studies will feature informal notes and insights from research projects in progress throughout the University Library. This will be a focused place to consider how our individual inquiries contribute to the conceptualization of our organization as a whole. Posts by diverse authors will explore the connections in our work, especially during those ephemeral moments of growth or reflection, when whole new constellations emerge in our understanding of the library.
The Art, Architecture & Engineering Library has several resources for patent and trademark searching, all of which are available to the public. Come to the Duderstadt and start your research today!
I wanted to let you know about my new Tumblr "Selfies in the Stacks" at http://selfiesinthestacks.tumblr.com . The idea of this Tumblr is to encourage students to experience the joys of seeing actual, physical books in the library. The selfies were part of a library project for Beth Hay's Methods of Inquiry class. Check it out and please submit your own selfie in the stacks!