Free Your Data: Creating a More Data-Informed Organization
Frequently, data about our services, systems, and operations are only available to those who are involved in that aspect of our libraries. Your web folks have your analytics data, your reference staff have your chat logs. What would happen, though, if our data wasn’t siloed and limited to a narrow set of “owners”? This session will explore, conceptually, what gains we might see from exposing more of our library’s data to more of our personnel, different ways we might achieve this, and reasons to constrain this general principle of data transparency.
David Dahl Associate Dean of Libraries - Digital Services & Technologies, University of Maryland, College ParkDavid DahlAssociate Dean of Libraries - Digital Services & Technologies, University of Maryland, College Park
David Dahl is Associate Dean of Libraries for Digital Services and Technologies at University of Maryland, College Park. His portfolio includes application management, desktop support, digital asset management, software development, systems, and, most recently, facilities operations. He has participated in and managed several space renovations, and he lives by the maxim “everything is an IT project”.