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Library Impact Data Project

Stone, Graham, Pattern, David and Ramsden, Bryony (2012) Library Impact Data Project. Sconul Focus (54). pp. 25-28. ISSN 1745-5782

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    In February 2011 the University of Huddersfield along with 7 partners; University of Bradford; De Montfort University; University of Exeter; University of Lincoln; Liverpool John Moores University; University of Salford and Teesside University successfully bid and were awarded JISC funding through the Activity Data programme to investigate the hypothesis that:

    “There is a statistically significant correlation across a number of universities between library activity data and student attainment”

    The Library Impact Data Project (LIDP), which was inspired by earlier work undertaken at Huddersfield (Goodall and Pattern, 2011, White and Stone, 2010), aimed to analyse users’ actions with regards to library usage and then linking those to final degree award. By identifying a positive correlation in this data those subject areas or courses which exhibit high usage of library resources can be used as models of good practice.

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    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
    Schools: Computing and Library Services
    Computing and Library Services > Centre for Innovation in Information Services
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    Anchor, J.R, Benešová, M., Cowton, C.J. and Feather, D. (2011) Undergraduate dissertations and student performance in business studies and marketing, 2004-2009: evidence from an English business school. Research Report. University of Huddersfield. Available at:

    Association of College and Research Libraries (2010) Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report. Researched by Megan Oakleaf. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

    Goodall, D. and Pattern, D. (2011) ‘Academic library non/low use and undergraduate student achievement: a preliminary report of research in progress’. Library Management, 32 (3). pp.159-170. Available at:,

    Jantti , M. and Cox, B. (2011) ‘Capturing Business Intelligence required for targeted marketing, demonstrating value, and driving process improvements’, In: 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services: Proving value in challenging times, 22-25 August 2011. University of York.

    White, S. and Stone, G. (2010) ‘Maximising use of library resources at the University of Huddersfield’. Serials. 23 (2), pp.83-90 Available at:,

    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 09:00
    Last Modified: 21 Aug 2012 15:49


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