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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Non-English blog roundup #11 - the sharing edition

"Non-English" seems to have turned into French, probably mostly because that's the language I read best. Must remedy this. In any case, today I've got a collection of blog posts sharing data:

The Assessment Librarian was thinking about computer posts in his library dedicated to catalogue research only and wondered how much use these got compared to computers available for any purpose. Data collected over two weeks showed:
  • Arts and Sciences branch
    • Catalogue-only - 12% usage
    • 'Open' computers - 51% usage
  • Law and economy branch
    • Catalogue-only - 7% usage
    • 'Open' computers - 65% usage
He concludes that, while it's not straight-forward to analyse the results, it's worth considering whether there are other possible uses for their catalogue-only computer stations.

Inspired by this post, Des Bibliotheques 2.0: And De Tout Sur Rien has decided "I will no longer participate in projects in which the publication of my contributions in a digital format and under Creative Commons license [...] is not planned from the beginning," and calls for colleagues and/or readers to make the same decision.