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Library Impact Data Project: looking for the link between library usage and student attainment

Stone, Graham and Ramsden, Bryony (2013) Library Impact Data Project: looking for the link between library usage and student attainment. College and Research Libraries, 74 (6). pp. 546-559. ISSN 0010-0870

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      Abstract

      The Library Impact Data Project was a six month project funded by JISC and managed by the University of Huddersfield to investigate the hypothesis that: ‘There is a statistically significant correlation across a number of universities between library activity data and student attainment’. E-resources usage, library borrowing statistics and library gate entries were measured against final degree award for 33,074 undergraduate students across eight UK universities. The research successfully demonstrated a statistically significant relationship between library resource use and level of degree result; however any conclusions drawn are not indicators that library usage and student attainment have a causal relationship.

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      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: low use, non-use, academic libraries, achievement, collection development, library, usage, data, impact, demographics, undergraduate
      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 > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
      Schools: Computing and Library Services
      Computing and Library Services > Centre for Innovation in Information Services
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      Depositing User: Graham Stone
      Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 10:08
      Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 09:56
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15038

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