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Alma Implementation

Analytics Working Group


  • Determine the needs and priorities of CUNY libraries for data analysis relative to resource management (e-resources and print), sharing and discovery
  • Evaluate capabilities of Alma to analyze usage of resources and CUNY-wide collections to inform coordinated collection analysis and development.
  • Develop and recommend best practices for the Alma ’s analytics functionality.
  • Make recommendations to the Technical Services related Working Groups about Metadata practices and policies in a consortial environment, and recommend policies which will be required specifically to facilitate analytics across libraries.
  • Collaborate with the other WGs to recommend shared analytics based on the identified needs and priorities.
  • Evaluate the Alma's data sharing platform and recommend configurations in support of data sharing.
  • Identify potential gaps where Alma ’s interface cannot meet identified needs and priorities, and seek supplemental resources as needed.
  • Assess the need for support and training to ensure the application of best practices and effective use of available analytics.
  • Collaborate with the Training WG to develop and implement training to meet those needs.
  • Develop a common list of desired analysis/reports that may be difficult for campuses to create until there is distributed expertise among campuses.
  • Identify data points to be gathered from previous systems that will be useful for future analytics and determine best way to capture for future use.
  • Develop best practices for creating/capturing data for historical analysis.
  • Cultivate a CUNY Culture of collaborative learning about how to facilitate best analytics practices by several campus librarians (by the CUNY librarians, for the CUNY librarians....).

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Name Email Address Role
Kevin Collins Member
Nancy Egan Member
Mark Monakey Member
Shamiana Pond Member
Silvia Cho Member
Mark Eaton Member
Mary Godfrey-Rickards Chair
Ellen Sexton Member
Derek Stadler Member
Stephen Zweibel Member

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