OCUL Forum - Draft Program for Day Two by dustindiamond


									           Forum Website: http://www.scholarsportal.info/activities/


This special day on data and assessment is intended to give participants from
OCUL libraries an opportunity to better understand the strengths of Scholars
Portal data so that they will be able to use the information in meaningful and
powerful ways.

Date          February 1, 2006
Time          9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location      Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
              255 Front St. West
              Room 206 C/D
Directions    http://www.mtccc.com/parkingandmaps.cfm

9:00 – 9:30 Coffee/Tea, goodies, and networking

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Introduction

Toni Olshen will outline the day’s program, set the context for Demonstrating
Value and Creating Value and Evidenced-Based Management, and introduce the
MINES Survey presentations.

9:45-10:30 Mining the MINES Survey (Measuring the Impact of Networked
Electronic Services)

Martha Kyrillidou, ARL’s Director, Statistics & Measurement Program and Brinley
Franklin, Vice Provost for University Libraries, University of Connecticut, and
former Chair of the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee, will debrief and
“mine” the OCUL MINES data reviewing the survey methodology, how to best
use the findings, and what we can learn from the OCUL results They will also
review new models for measurement and evaluation that address issues of
service quality, electronic resource usage and value, and outcomes assessment.

10:30–10:45 Coffee/Tea Break

              Questions and comments? Contact about@scholarsportal.info
10:45-12:30 More exploration of MINES and Next Steps

12:30-1:30    Lunch and Networking - Room 204

1:30- 3:00    Scholars Portal Data

Alan Darnell will provide an introduction to the statistics captures by each
Scholars Portal service. Using a theme-based approach across services, the
first part of the afternoon program will focus on Scholars Portal statistics,
common elements, and what they can show us in terms of single services and
comparisons, including cross institutional comparisons of use and implications for
best practices in various library applications.

3:00 - 3:15   Break

3:15 - 4:30 Qualitative Research Case Study: User-driven web portal
design: methods, costs, benefits

Sian Meikle and Heather Cunningham from the University of Toronto will present
a case study about a user-centered design study that informed implementation
decisions for the library's new web portal.

4:30 – 5:00 Wrap-up and Discussion: How can we keep the momentum

How would you, as directors, managers, and library staff, like to make better use
of all this data? What kinds of questions do you need answered? How could
you incorporate this information into your strategic and operational activities?

Please note: Each participant in the Forum will receive a copy of the OCUL
MINES Final Report and Summary Tables as a handout.

              Questions and comments? Contact about@scholarsportal.info

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