It happens that many people turn their attention toward working with their data at the end of the year. Whether it's fiscal, calendar, academic or otherwise, the point is -- that's when they spend time and energy focused on the data that's been collected. They look at what they've gathered and begin to pull together what they've collected for reporting.
We propose that you take some time to consider your data at the beginning versus at the end. In this issue of SpringyNews, we argue that what you don't know now ...could cost you some headaches or even missed opportunities, data-wise, in the long run. As you're working with your Springshare tools, think about what kind of data you want or need to have available to you later and build that in today.
Here are some tips for new possibilities in reports, tagging, statistics and more.
LibStaffer has benefited from recent improvements to the Auto Scheduler and to site navigation. But we also thought about your reports.
LibCal has had a lot of public-facing improvements this year including the new Calendar Events Card View and the newly redesigned Appointments module. But we know how important it is to make workflows smoother with internal updates, too.
In this Summer's SpringyCamp sessions, we learned from the Resource Management Unit at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville that they -- much like the folks at Georgia Southern University that looked at improving troubleshooting with LibAnswers -- were interested in using LibAnswers to improve their service and efficiency. Their larger intent included being the architects for a future opportunity for better tracking and statistical reports. They merged all their E-Journals, Databases & E-Books, EZ proxy-related, and discovery layer tickets into The LibAnswers Platform and used LibAnswers Ticket Tagging for data mining purposes.
LibWizard has four useful components that are designed for easy set-up. Do a bit of building now and then use those Forms, Surveys, Quizzes, and Tutorials over and over again.
If your goals include making more data-driven decisions in the years to come, LibInsight is the next step for your library. Not only can you put all of your data into one system so that you can look for cross-dataset correlations, but we've made harvesting that data even easier for you.