This is the blog for the Library Impact Data Project, which is part of the JISC Activity Data programme. The project will run from 1 February 2011 – 31 July 2011.

In addition we’ll be tweeting using the #lidp hashtag and will be archiving it at: http://twapperkeeper.com/hashtag/lidp


This project aims to prove a statistically significant correlation between library usage and student attainment.  Using activity data from three separate systems and matching these against student records which are held in a fourth system, this project will build on in-house research previously undertaken at the University of Huddersfield.  By identifying subject areas or courses which exhibit low usage of library resources, service improvements can be targeted.  Those subject areas or courses which exhibit high usage of library resources can be used as models of good practice.

The partner Universities represent a cross-section of size and mission and will provide a rich data set on which to work.


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

Project Partners

  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Bradford
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Lincoln
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of Salford
  • Teesside University