One of the challenges for librarians working with media collections is deeply understanding the use of these materials in course context. This program will describe a multifaceted approach to this challenge that combines mining large corpora of departmental syllabi using NVIVO text analysis software with reserves, survey, and interpersonal correspondence data to build departmental media resource use profiles at Minnesota. This piloted approach, in consultation with subject librarians, has fostered a better sense of instructional department based media use that will help inform decision making for media collection management and development, media services refinement, and targeted instructor media support outreach.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Interests: Assessment and Evaluation, Collection Development, Instruction
Type of Library: Academic, Community College
Cost: Included with full conference registration.