Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance

Brian Cox and Margie Jantti at the University of Wollongong have a new article out in EDUCAUSE Review online discussing library impact and the student experience. Their 3 key takeaways are:

  • Without a valid, reliable way to collect data from various library and enterprise systems, it’s difficult to quantitatively assert how a library adds value.
  • The University of Wollongong Library developed the Library Cube, a tailored database and reporting function that joins library usage data with student data, including demographic and academic performance information.
  • Analysis of the resulting data reveals a strong correlation between students’ grades and use of information resources the library provides.

Thanks for the reference guys 🙂


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