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Toot Your Own Horn Preview – Jim DelRosso

“Plural of Anecdote: Assessing the Success of a Digital Repository” will be presented by Jim DelRosso at the April 8th UNYSLA meeting, “Toot Your Own Horn.”  Here is a preview:

Anyone who’s taken a stats class — and plenty of other folks besides — knows the danger of relying on unsupported anecdotal evidence. Yet the data available to us through our myriad assessment tools often proves ineffective or disconnected without the context provided by a strong narrative. This session will discuss how the Web & Digital Projects Group at Cornell University’s Catherwood Library seeks to find a balance, using stories and data analysis to not only assess the success of DigitalCommons@ILR and their other projects, but also define what success means for those projects.

Interested?  See more details about “Toot Your Own Horn.”

JimDelRosso_head-CopyJim DelRosso is the Web & Digital Projects Manager at Cornell University’s Catherwood Library, home of DigitalCommons@ILR, the digital repository of Cornell’s ILR School. He received an MSLIS from Syracuse University in August 2009, along with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. His areas of interest are the creation of library communities in digital spaces, as well as the preservation and dissemination of digital resources

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