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Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Analyzing Collections: A Data-Driven Approach - Webinar (03/08/2023)

What can our data tell us about our collections? Can we use data to guide our decisions about collection management? The short answer is Yes!

In this session, we'll talk about different data driven strategies in terms of analyzing collection usage, collection relevance, and much more. Do you have outdated materials in your library? Most likely! Should you be collecting or archiving those materials or are they part of your general collection gathering dust? That's a good question! How does your collection reflect the needs of your community? We'll explore the role of System/backend reports, Google Analytics, vendor tools, statistics gathering, and even very easy-to-do analyses that can be done from the public interface.
This session will have something for everyone looking to evaluate their collections through data and inform your collection development practices. 

Resources: Slides, an entire folder of resources, a resources sheet, articles for future exploration, and much more! 

Audience: All library staff and administrators  

Virtual Trainer: Robin Fay

Robin Fay is a metadata and cataloger expert trainer. With over 15 years’ cataloging and metadata experience including for the Library of Congress, University of Georgia Libraries, University System of Georgia Documentation Group, Orbis Cascade Alliance, among others, Robin combines real life experience with a warm and enthusiastic training style. Robin is a sought after speaker and trainer, having trained staff at all levels in public and academic libraries, in addition to archives and special collections.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.