10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services #north10york is on at the moment in York, UK, and there is a lively twitterstream (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23north10york&src=hash). Some staff and students from my department, Sheffield University Information School, are presenting e.g. colleague Barbara Sen on Partial Findings from a Case Study Exploring the Strategic Orientations Adopted by a Public Library Service in Relation to their Performance and Success
Some links have been highlighted in twitter (thanks particularly to Bethan Ruddock @bethanar and Graham Stone @Graham_Stone) e.g.
- Showers, Ben and Stone, Graham (2013) "Safety in Numbers: Developing a Shared Analytics Services for Academic Libraries." In: 10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, 22-25 July 2013, Royal York Hotel, York. http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/17913/ - this is talking about the Library Impact Data Project http://library.hud.ac.uk/blogs/projects/lidp/
- The Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services (MINES) for Libraries protocol ("a convenient way to collect information from users in an environment where they no longer need to physically enter the library in order to access resources.") http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/statistics-assessment/mines-for-libraries
- Heading for the open road: costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly communications (RIN report from 2011) http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/heading-open-road-costs-and-benefits-transitions-s
Photo by Sheila Webber: Vegetable tian when it came out of the oven, July 2013