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ER&L 2014

March 16–19, 2014

Austin, Texas

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Making Data Less Daunting: Using Data Refinement Tools to Improve User Experience

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM–10:05 AM CDT
Room 204
Conference Track

5. User Experience


data analysis, discovery services

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to use search logs and usage statistics to better understand patrons' needs and research interests.

Following this session, participants will be able to improve user experience using existing search log data and freely available analytical tools.



Libraries collect a lot of data, but often aren’t sure what to do with it. Freely available, open source tools can allow you to evaluate usage data and search logs to better understand patrons’ needs, enhance discovery tools and improve the user experience. Come learn how to create actionable data!

Online Conference

Online Conference Session


Jaclyn Bedoya, California State University Fullerton
J Michael DeMars, California State University Fullerton