NASIG 2018 has ended
Back To Schedule
Monday, June 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Applying Statistical Methods to the Library Data Analysis

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Data analytics is a critical phrase in the life cycle of data management.  One of the major techniques is using the statistical method, which is used by numerous enterprises and organizations all the time.

In our presentation, we will demonstrate our experiment with some traditional and popular statistical methods, such as Pearson correlation coefficient and linear regression, to analyze our library’s e-resources usage data. By using the statistical methods to analyze our data, we are trying to understand the real relationship between the different variables and forecast the future usage of our e-resource collections. Thus it can help us make effective decision in e-resource collection management and library budgeting. In this presentation, we will explain, in plain English, the terminology and usage of the seemly daunting statistics and show that, with a little learning effort, everyone can master the concept and skill of the most useful technique of data analytics.


Jia Mi

Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, The College of New Jersey

Yongming Wang

The College of New Jersey

Monday June 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Highland Ballroom III